Sabrina Parker the 16 year old girl died on Tuesday surrounded by family and close friends at her home after a year-long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, commonly referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”
Most people who develop ALS are between the ages of 40 and 70. Sabrina — who was diagnosed at 15 — was the youngest patient to be treated for the disease at Duke University Hospital.
Sabrina inspired all those in her life because of her courage and resilience. ALS is probably one of the worst of all the diseases and to hear or see such a young person battle this evil with so much dignity is simply unbelievable.
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