An ALS patient whom Doug has met along the way, Denise, from Steger, Illinois, wrote this note on his facebook page. Along with a few other very special items, Denise’s note will cross the English Channel with him. She writes on behalf of all ALS patients … and here it is …
You only know me through our email correspondence but WE, the ALS afflicted, are in your mind and heart. You personally know of OUR daily struggles and challenges and that has become a part of who you are.
You are swimming for Us. I want you to know that WE will be with you on your journey as a source of strength and will.
From all of us, Thank You and best wishes!
You have to learn to do everything, even to die. -Gertrude Stein