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HCII Seminar Series: Neil Alexander co-sponsored by QoLT

Speaker:
Neil Alexander
Co-Founder, LiveLikeLou.org

When
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Where
NSH 1305

Video
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Description
Making the Choice to “Live Like Lou” In this inspiring presentation, Neil Alexander uses his personal experience of being diagnosed with ALS, the fatal disease commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, to emphasize the real-life benefits that gratitude can provide. Using Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man” speech as a model, Neil encourages listeners to “Live Like Lou” by not only recognizing their good fortune, but acknowledging the contribution that others have made in their lives. Neil discusses how gratitude can lead to personal satisfaction, humility, optimism about the world, help in overcoming life’s challenges, and, when put into action, create positive change in our communities. Neil is an authentic, funny and talented speaker from his days as a senior executive with Pittsburgh-based investment advisory firm Hefren-Tillotson, Inc. Since his diagnosis in 2011, he has spoken at numerous corporate, private and community events regarding gratitude and the challenges of facing a serious health crisis.

Speaker's Bio

Neil is an authentic, funny and talented speaker from his days as a senior executive with Pittsburgh-based investment advisory firm Hefren-Tillotson, Inc. Since his diagnosis in 2011, he has spoken at numerous corporate, private and community events regarding gratitude and the challenges of facing a serious health crisis. Neil and Suzanne Alexander founded LiveLikeLou.org, a donor advised fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, shortly after Neil’s diagnosis with ALS in 2011. Through this fund they hope to raise awareness of ALS, provide care and comfort to ALS families, and support scientific research targeted at finding a cure. The fund is named for baseball legend Lou Gehrig to honor the example that he set for all people living with ALS. For more information, please go to LiveLikeLou.org.

Speaker's Website
LiveLikeLou.org

Host
Dan Siewiorek