Journey of Strength - Photo Progression of ALS and Gratitude
Neil and Suzanne asked acclaimed Pittsburgh photographer Duane Rieder to document the progression of Neil’s disease through periodic photographs, to shine a light on the devastating physical impact that ALS has on its victims and to highlight the gratitude he felt for his lucky like Neil died March 24, 2015.

Started in December 2011, the photo journal tracks the changes that ALS presented in Neil’s body through the remainder of his life. In the photos Neil chose to wear the t-shirts of organizations – schools, employers, sports teams and others – that were a significant source of strength to him throughout his life.

It is Neil and Suzanne’s hope that this unique project will serve as a testament to the ravages of the disease and the need to find a cure.
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