Gehrig Letter Expressing Optimism He’d Beat ALS Goes On Auction Block

There was a time when Lou Gehrig was feeling fairly good about his chances against the disease that ultimately took his life at the age of 37.
Gehrig wrote a letter to his doctor professing his optimism that he could perhaps beat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – better known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease” — due to a drug he was taking that he said was making him feel a lot stronger.