Plymouth State University Professor discusses Living with ALS

April 6th, 2005 by Adam

Plymouth State University Professor of Business Jane Babin will present “When Life Changes: Living with ALS” (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. The lecture will be held in Smith Recital Hall, Silver Cultural Arts Center on Main Street in Plymouth, free of charge.

Note: Due to the sensitive nature of this subject, children under 13 years of age will not be admitted.

Professor Babin, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2004, is a graduate of Plymouth State and Franklin Pierce Law School, and has taught at PSU for 16 years. She is a member of the New Hampshire and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. She practiced law in the area of estate planning for a number of years in Plymouth.

Dr. Babin speaks to medical professionals, students and the general public about living with ALS. Her passion is writing and she is working on a book about her experience with ALS.

Approximately 30,000 patients in the United States currently have ALS. The disease has no racial, socioeconomic, or ethnic boundaries. ALS is most commonly diagnosed at middle age and affects men more often than women.