Stephen Hawking’s 55-year battle with ALS was inspiring, but most people with the disease don’t live more than 5 years and don’t have the medical care he did.
Editor’s note: Stephen Hawking passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This piece has been updated to reflect that.
Mar 19, 2018 · I mean, 10 percent of U.S. patients can live 10 years or longer. But somebody like Stephen Hawking is certainly an outlier. «It’s not uncommon to see people in their 20s diagnosed today.
But like his mind, Hawking’s illness seems to be singular. Most patients with ALS—also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, for the famous baseball player who succumbed to the disease—are diagnosed
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I came away from the interview with wonderment. Hawking was one of the most impressive people I’ve ever met. However, his life isn’t typical for most people who live with ALS. He lived far longer and had more medical assistance than most.
It matters that you don’t just give up.” –Stephen Hawking Like many ALS patients, Hawking felt depressed following his diagnosis. But rather than drifting in sadness, he chose to follow his passion for understanding and explaining the cosmos.
Mar 14, 2018 · How did Stephen Hawking live so long with ALS? and there’s only a 10% chance patients live more than a decade, the ALS Association says. but we don’t …
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking turns 76 today, reaching an age well beyond what was expected when he was diagnosed with ALS decades ago.
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who died today (March 14) at age 76, battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for most of his life.
Stephen Hawking at a photo call for a gala screening of the documentary ‘Hawking’, a film about the scientist’s life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, on Sept. 19