Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.

Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

5.) Gulf War Veteran Mike White Faces His Toughest Battle Yet: ALS

The scar across Mike White's left temple is from a 1988 car accident in Germany that, inadvertently, led to his ALS diagnosis more than two decades later.
The scar across Mike White's left temple is from a 1988 car accident in Germany that, inadvertently, led to his ALS diagnosis more than two decades later.
Connor Radnovich

 

Mike White's eyelids are half-shut. His breathing is slow, heavy. Two days ago, he was hospitalized with pneumonia. He's still taking drugs to combat the illness and he blames the medicine for sapping his energy.

Despite his weariness, White rolls up in his $45,000 motorized wheelchair to Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, a Central Phoenix megachurch, with his parents. It's 7:30 a.m. in mid-October 2013. He's wearing a black Air Jordan jacket with red lining, matching pants, and black unlaced Air Jordan shoes. The 46-year-old is 6 feet tall when standing, which he does only with help, and rarely. White is bald with a neatly trimmed goatee and dark brown eyes.

On his left wrist is a red wristband that reads, "Fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease."

See also: Gulf War Veteran Mike White Faces His Toughest Battle Yet: ALS


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