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Please accept my sincere condolence. Jehovah God has promised: “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4) While words fail to capture the pain of losing Stephen, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of Jehovah God returning him to us.
The ALS community has lost a strong advocate in Stephen Winthrop. As a fellow PALS (person living with ALS) as well as a fellow NEALS Research Ambassador, I witnessed first-hand the impact he had on raising awareness of this disease, and advocating for a cure. I had the pleasure of interacting with Stephen and his wife, Jane, at a couple of ALS Symposiums and Walks, and found him to be a sincere and dedicated soldier in this difficult battle to conquer this devastating disease. My sympathies to Jane and their daughters-----he will be sorely missed!
Rob "Cuac" Macomber - high school classmate of Steve: My most heartfelt sentiments about Steve were expressed in an inscription on the back of the wallhanging in this photo that I gave him at last fall's ALS walk. It said: Steve, It is not at all exaggeration born of the gravity of the situation or sentimental hyperbole brought on by the emotion of the moment when I tell you that I consider your response to a challenge so daunting that it defies adequate description to be the single greatest act of heroism that I have ever personally witnessed. Indeed, the dictionary defines “hero” as: - “a person who has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal” - “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or nobility of purpose” The inspirational-beyond-words way in which you have confronted trying conditions that only you fully understand meets all of the above requisite qualities of a hero . . . and then some. And, in so