It's an illness that affects approximately 5-thousand people each year: the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, sometimes known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

And most recently, R&B singer Roberta Flack announced her own diagnosis.

When a former Obama campaign staffer received his diagnosis, he was given six months to live.

Now, five years later, what Brian Wallach and his wife, Sandra Abrevaya, have done has given new meaning to the advice "get your affairs in order."

WTTW News Reporter Brandis Friedman has this story in Chicago.

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Title: ALS

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Subject(s): News & Public Affairs, Health and Mental Health, Other

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WTTW

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 11/17/2022

Runtime: 00:06:04

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