My Colleague, Partner, and Friend has ALS
Dr. Glenn Berall, my mentor and friend, has ALS.
I met Glenn in 2006 at which time I was a pediatrics resident doing a rotation in developmental pediatrics. I spent some time in his feeding clinic and immediately felt inspired by and attracted to his passion for caring, his innovative thinking, his family-centered practice style, and his extraordinary talent as a clinician and teacher. I knew, right away, that I would like to spend my professional career working with Glenn. We soon became great friends, colleagues, and eventually professional partners. He taught me virtually everything I know about pediatric nutrition. He opened countless professional doors of opportunity for me. And most of all, he was, and continues to be, a wonderful friend.
Glenn currently has limited means to prepare for the eventual progression of his ALS. At the moment, he and his wife, Darlene, are making arrangements for home care, a wheelchair and renovations to accomodate those. A community fundraising website has been set up to help raise funds for this.
If you wish, please consider making a contribution. Further details here: http://www.plumfund.com/