Chris Pendergast was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ) 6 years ago. For the last 4 years he has been organizing a Ride For Life where people travel in their wheelchairs or on bikes to raise money to find a cure for ALS. This year he traveled from Montauk To Manhattan. Along the way he stopped at Norwood Elementary School to speak to us about this disease and how we can help.
Chris and wife Christine
This letter was written by a fifth grade student at Norwood Elementary School.
Dear Mr. Pendergast,
I really admire all that you have done. When I found out you had
A.L.S., I was shocked, horrified and sad. I admire how you know that you are going to die