Catherine Wolf, an experimental psychologist whose research focused on enhancing interactions between humans and computers — and who, after illness left her paralyzed, relied on her laptop to communicate, using a system that let her wiggle an eyebrow to pick out letters — died on Feb. 7 at her home in Katonah, N.Y. She was 70.
Former Travelers Group insurance company chief executive Jay Fishman, who became a national advocate for research into Lou Gehrig's disease after being diagnosed with it, died at his home in New Jersey on Friday. He was 63.
Mauril Belanger, a Liberal member of Canadian Parliament for more than two decades and a lifelong advocate for francophone rights in English Canada, has died after a very public battle with an incurable neurodegenerative disease.
Kevin Gosnell passed away at 48 after battling ALS since 2015. Gosnell founded the organization ALS ONE in 2016, a partnership of many of the world's leading neurologists, researchers and care specialists committed to finding a cure or treatment for ALS by 2020.
Kevin Turner was the star fullback for the Alabama Crimson Tide and he played in the NFL for the Patriots and Eagles until 1999. In May 2010, Kevin was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, and after his tireless battle, sadly we lost Kevin on March 24th, 2016.
Former NFL fullback Kevin Turner died Thursday at age 46 after battling ALS for six years. He was a lead plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit that accused the NFL of hiding the dangers of head injuries.
According to his foundation's website, Turner was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death.
A former Alabama standout who spent six NFL seasons with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, Turner was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in 2010.