Firefighter fighting for his pension after ALS diagnosis

January 15, 2015 1:57 PM

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Firefighter fighting for his pension after ALS diagnosis

An Illinois firefighter is fighting for his pension after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Two years ago, 31-year-old Derek Hogg, of Kankakee, Ill., just south of Chicago, was diagnosed with the progressive neurodegenerative disease. He had to give up active firefighting and was put on desk duty.

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