Posts tagged ‘ALS’

10-31-11: To Be Honest

Dudley Clendinen talks about how now that he has a terminal illness, he has the urge to give others advice on how to lead their lives.

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10-3-11: Dealing with Condescension

The writer Dudley Clendinen talks about dealing with strangers who treat him as “less than,” now that his speech and response time are slower due to ALS.

Continue Reading October 3, 2011 at 8:00 am 1 comment

9-19-11: To Be Responsible

Dudley Clendinen has talked with Tom Hall about the things he WANTS to do before dying — now he talks with him about the things he HAS to do — a chore list of sorts.

Continue Reading September 19, 2011 at 8:00 am 1 comment

9-6-11: The Thing That Might Not Work

Tom Hall talks with the writer Dudley Clendinen about the activities he’d like to do before his death.

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8-22-11: A Wonderful Life

The writer Dudley Clendinen talks about the choices he’s considering as his ALS progresses.

Continue Reading August 22, 2011 at 7:40 am 2 comments

8-8-11: A Good Death

Tom Hall talks with the writer Dudley Clendinen about the strong emotions that ALS is causing him, and with the nurse-practitioner Lora Clawson about how she helps terminally ill patients orchestrate the end of life.

Continue Reading August 8, 2011 at 7:55 am Leave a comment

7-26-11: A Professional Athlete with ALS

Tom Hall talks with pro football player O. J. Brigance about his battle with ALS. He was diagnosed with the disease in 2007, and is focused on raising funds for a cure.

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7-25-11: A Legacy Worth Attempting

Tom Hall talks with the writer Dudley Clendinen about the opportunity to write a book about ALS, and how it may change the decisions he makes moving forward.

Continue Reading July 25, 2011 at 8:00 am 1 comment

7-25-11: Options at the End of Life

We talk with the head of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research and a psychiatrist who’s studied Oregon’s assisted suicide law about different ways of dealing with terminal illness.

Continue Reading July 25, 2011 at 7:55 am 6 comments

7-11-11: Living with Integrity

The writer Dudley Clendinen speaks with Tom Hall, and with Lora Clawson, a nurse-practitioner at Johns Hopkins ALS clinic, about the different options available to him as ALS weakens his body.

Continue Reading July 11, 2011 at 8:40 am 1 comment

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