The Influence Of Morrie's Disease

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Morrie and Steve both face the disease ALS, which attacks their motor skills and leaves their mind fully functional. They both inspire people around the world and spread awareness of their disease. Morrie and Steve both believe that their disease is not going to control their lives and that they must find a purpose. For both of these men, their common purposes revolve around family. However, Morrie and Steve are different in many ways. Steve is diagnosed with ALS at a much younger age than Morrie and therefore has less life experiences than him. Steve’s disease focuses on remaining active and athletic and motivating people through the things he does. Morrie’s disease focuses on his teaching and his wisdom and inspires people with his words.

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