Friday, July 03, 2009

sincerely, lou

Sincerely, Lou is a short ESPN documentary that examines Yankee great Lou Gehrig's battle against ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. The most surprising element for me and I'm sure for others who know something about the Hall of Famer's career but little about his personal life is the reluctance of his physician and wife to tell him the truth about his illness.

Watching how they collaborated to prevent Gehrig from knowing the reality of what he was facing irritated and astonished me. Having gone through what I went through, I can't imagine being sheltered from the truth like Gehrig was despite whatever arguments may be made for the necessity to maintain my upbeat spirit.

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