In this episode, I talk to Kerry Goode, former NFL player about life with ALS.

So grateful to have this conversation with Kerry Goode, former NFL (National Football League) player who was diagnosed with ALS in 2015.  Kerry was a running back at the University of Alabama, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and later a strength and conditioning coach also in the NFL.  So he knew something was wrong when he couldn’t pick up a box. Here, Kerry shares what he's feeling about having been so physically strong, being able to bench press 400 pounds & squat 800 pounds to now not even being able to pick up a pencil.  He lets us know how he's able to maintain a positive attitude and find great joy in life despite losing his ability to walk, talk and even breathe on his own.  It’s no surprise that Kerry is now giving back through his own organization, The Goode Foundation whose mission is to support patients and families affected by ALS and fund ALS research.  We talk about the motivation to share his journey with ALS and his faith in the book that he typed with his eyes after ALS took his ability to move his fingers, “Goode and Faithful Servant: The Kerry Goode Story.”  Our entire conversation here was recorded with Kerry using his eyes to type his answers to my questions.  It’s remarkable and so is Kerry.  Thanks for listening in and sharing.

Hugs, Lorri

About Lorri Carey

On Friday the 13th, February 2004 at the age of 37, I was told I have ALS. I’m dying from ALS, yet I’m so encouraged to live life to the fullest. I’ve been inspired by so much to stay focused on the positive. I’m dying to tell you about what gives me strength, makes me smile and keeps me hopeful – in hopes of inspiring you too!

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