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Earl was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)/Lou Gehrig's disease in May, 2018. At that time Earl was walking with a cane. The progression has been very rapid leading to Earl's current state. Earl is unable to walk, he is losing functionality in his arms and hands, and he has difficulty swallowing and speaking. Care providers have prepared Earl and family with the news that he may only have days to weeks left.
Earl is at Oaklawn Health Care Center in Mankato. If you would like to visit, please check with Barbara first (by text). Visits should be short as Earl tires easily.
Support Barbara and Heather during this difficult time through Meal Train: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/gwld98
For more about ALS, please see http://www.alsa.org/about-als/