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The algorithm of Annie Bryan

The algorithm of Annie Bryan

Naomi Blair, news writer

April 27, 2016

Eight-year-old Annie Bryan sat next to her grandfather, writing multiplication problems on a yellow legal notepad. As a person suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, her grandfather lost the ability to talk. He communicated to Annie through mathematics. This was their secret language, spoken t...

Interactive caring from TKC

Interactive caring from TKC

Chloë King and Jamie Jones

December 9, 2014

The Kirkwood Call is devoting its final issue of 2014 to charities in the St. Louis area. We are covering 18 charities; a Thinglink has been created with the location and information about each one. Navigate around St. Louis and find out what various charities are doing, where to find them and how...

The ALS Association- Patients are People

The ALS Association- Patients are People

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, opinions writer

November 7, 2014

Although 1.9 million new donors, according to alsa.org, only know of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) from the viral Ice Bucket Challenge, Rose Bruemmer has become well-acquainted with the disease. Craig Bruemmer, her husband, and Rose first met when she was working as a physical therapist, helping peo...

ALS gets dumped on social media

ALS gets dumped on social media

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, opinions writer

September 19, 2014

Beads of sweat cascade down her back. Adrenaline courses through her veins, while she clenches her fists and squeezes her eyes shut in anticipation of the freezing sensation that she is about to undergo. Her mind races. She is doing this for not only the enjoyment of her friends and family who view this...

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