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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4 replies on “Teen Sabrina Parker Battled ALS Courageously”
Wow! Miss Parker is such an inspiring young woman, to take on a deadly disease so strongly and courageously,despite all those who love her.
I’m glad that she’s no longer suffering from her disease.but still the fact that Sabrina was so young,and the fact of how much her family must be grieving her loss right now makes me sad
Heart broken for her family. My mother passed away December 25, 2008—Christmas day from ALS….the cruel disease. My prayers go to the family……