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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ALS leads to a medical leave of absense
Bruce Kramer will no longer lead faculty and staff as dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling at the University of St. Thomas.
As his ALS weakens him, it forces Bruce Kramer to move house
Let's face it. Moving is no picnic. Packing boxes and physically moving them from place to place is tough task. Now, consider the difficulty if your mobility is limited.
Like Lou Gehrig, Bruce Kramer turns to Mayo
Bruce Kramer is being treated for ALS at the Mayo Clinic -- the same clinic where 1930s baseball icon Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with the same disease.