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Shelly Hoover

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Life or Death

Living with ALS presents challenges and choices, ranging from how to safely get through a morning routine to deciding whether to live with mechanical ventilation or die. Shakespeare was right; To be or not to be, that is the question.... Continue Reading →

Losing My Religion 

I was sprinkled a Methodist, confirmed a First Congregational, dunked an evangelical, and spent years in between with the Presbyterians and non-denominational folks. My life-long Christian tradition provided encouragement, comfort, community and opportunities to serve others. For this, I'm grateful.... Continue Reading →

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.

Hey White Friends — Here’s Our Chance 

Are you tired of being called a racist, homophobic, xenophobic bigot? Now's our chance to do something about it. We implore leaders in the Muslim community to denounce the terrorist actions of extremists. We demand that leaders in the African... Continue Reading →

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