Sunday, April 18, 2010

Erick Cook Died Caused By ALS Disease



Erick Cook Died Caused By ALS Disease on Hot Topics --- Erick Cook Died Caused By ALS Disease. Erick Cook battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly referred to Lou Gehrig’s disease. His wife Maureen said they plan to have a memorial service in Charleston. “We plan to have a celebration of his life’s service in Fairfield,” she said, sometime in May or June.

In May 2005, Cook retired as the Fairfield mayor and as an elementary school principal in the Kings school district in Warren County. He relocated to South Carolina where he could spend time with his grandchildren. Cook had served in the Fairfield school district, as principal at South Elementary, the middle school and high school. Fairfield Mayor Ron D’Epifanio, who knew Cook for 25 years, said he encouraged Cook to run for City Council.

In May 2005, Cook retired as the Fairfield mayor and as an elementary school principal in the Kings school district in Warren County. He relocated to South Carolina where he could spend time with his grandchildren. He pushed for ALS research and testified before a congressional committee in 2007.

ALS also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS diagnosis by devastating for patients and their families. They often feel overwhelmed by the enormity of this neurological disease, which causes progressive muscle weakness that will eventually lead to difficulty speaking, swallowing and even breathing. Nearly all of these families need help in managing the patient's complex, changing medical needs and in making difficult decisions about breathing and feeding assistance.

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