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War against ALS
By Matt MacVane


November 06, 2007
Tuesday AM

To the editor,

I read Linda Kreider,s letter about ALS and her dad. It is a sorry story. My son Beau is 31 and was diagnosed with ALS in April of 2007. Beau spent 5 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, 3 in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan in the elite Army Rangers. He is not doing well. The disease is terrible and just as Linda stated it robs one of the ability to talk and walk.

The military needs to research the cause of this deadly disease. My guess is the anthrax shot, read the book by Gary Matsomoto, entitled Vaccine A, it will open ones eyes. More and more service personnel are getting this disease and the public needs to be aware that it is far beyond the national average. So with Veterans day around the corner please pray for our service personnel and the war some will fight after returning safe and sound. The war against ALS is real and far more gastly than one can imagine for it devastates families and friends.

I thought Beau was safe, but our familiy would find that a new war had just begun, and a new fight had started. He was safe from bullets and bombs, but not from a shot in the arm, administered by his own country. Beau comes from a family of fighters. Beau,s grandfather fought in ww2, I fought in VietNam, and Beau,s older brother was a Marine during the Somolia conflict. We are patriots, but nothing had prepared us for this new war.

We pray for Linda and her family, please today and this week remember all our service personnel who are in the ALS battle. God Bless.

Matt MacVane
Boca Raton, Fl.

Received November 05, 2007 - Published November 06, 2007


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