Pamela (Anna), a dear friend of mine and former visitor of shut-ins with me, had a fall two or so months ago and broke her hip and leg. When we visited her two weeks or so after the accident, she had slurred speech, which we thought was from pain meds. Now, I hear the slurred speech--and very likely the fall, too--were due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gherig's Disease). It's an incurable, genetic condition that causes muscles to degenerate, gradually paralyzing the body while leaving the mind intact. Please pray for her.