Rep. Gilliam: 'I am likely one of the thousands of Americans' with ALS

State Representative Vic Gilliam:

Thank you for the honor to serve as your State Representative. I still marvel as I walk (perhaps not as smoothly now) through the rotunda of our State Capitol to our district office. But if symptoms should make it too difficult to continue, I will leave with the greatest love for this State and our District and celebrate our optimism for the future.

Powerful words. It's worth reading the full letter.

(Via Denis Theriault at The Oregonian)

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