Shelly Hoover

Author Educator Advocate


April 2017

I’m Not Afraid of Tears

I'm an awkward physical mess and sometimes an emotional mess. Sadness catches in my throat and rolls down my cheeks without warning. Let's express and validate our sadness when needed. But let's not stay there.

Right to Try: A Call to Arms

My ALS friends, we must unequivocally and unilaterally persist. We cannot stop when we hear a no. Go around it. Start a social media shit storm. Do whatever it takes. We have to because our lives depend upon it.


The act of breathing in. The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.  The supernatural work of the Holy Spirit. I received a pleasant surprise in the mail today.  This picture of... Continue Reading →

Live Long and Prosper 

My latest ALS progression has me looking like Dr. Spock.  I noticed that I can't close the gap between my middle and ring fingers -- Live Long and Prosper! This got me thinking about what it means to live long... Continue Reading →

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