Living with ALS

When he was first diagnosed with ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease — on Dec. 6, 2010, Bruce Kramer was dean of the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas. He shared his journey with the incurable disease from time to time with MPR News Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.

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Bruce Kramer and Matthew Sanford of Mind/Body Solutions speak at an event at the University of St. Thomas. They talk about how all of our bodies are breaking down. They say it's important to embrace that reality rather than fight it.
In the fall of 2013, the losses from ALS, or "paper cuts," as Bruce Kramer called them, kept coming.
Bruce Kramer faced some important decisions as his ALS progressed. He contemplated whether he should get a diaphragmatic pacing system, which would help him breathe. And he wondered about the value of checking things off a "bucket list."
'Living While Dying' episode 14: Drug trial ethics
Bruce Kramer believed that researchers need to rethink the way they test new drugs on ALS patients like him.
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