Former Hill staffer with ALS says feds should be doing more to help stop Lou Gehrig’s disease

Brian Parsons, diagnosed with an aggressive form of ALS, says it’s a horrible disease and patients and their families need more support from the federal government.

A fighter: Brian Parsons, former Liberal Hill staffer, pictured in 2004 getting a Shawinigan handshake from U2’s Bono on the Hill, and recently in Ottawa. ‘I’m not a fan of the status quo and I wasn’t about to go down without taking a swing at the status quo.’ The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Laura Ryckewaert

PUBLISHED : Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 10:48 PM

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