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The Long Goodbye; A Life and Death With ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a debilitating disease that robs a person the ability to initiate and control voluntary muscle movement. Steve now relies on his hospice home care nurse, Barbie Webber, five mornings a week to get out of bed, showered and dressed for the day. The two remaining mornings are covered by part-time nurses. His son, Alex, 12, has assumed the main care giver at home. Steve and his son Alex watch "The Daily Show" and share some laughs after the nightly routine of going to bed on Dec. 12, 2006.