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'Living While Dying' episode 4: Being a teacher

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Dean of the University of St. Thomas's College of Applied Professional Studies Bruce Kramer works in his office in Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. Kramer, who was diagnosed with ALS Dec. 6, 2010, recently had his office redesigned to more easily accommodate wheelchair access.
Jeffrey Thompson | MPR News

When he was diagnosed with ALS, Bruce Kramer was a dean and professor in the University of St. Thomas School of Education. As the disease weakened his body, it made teaching more difficult. 

It also helped him focus on what was important in his professional life.