By Matt Newman
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Madeline Kennedy is a mother, wife, nurse, teacher, and someone who can deliver in the clutch.

Kennedy was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in 2012. She writes movingly on her website of the debilitating effects associated with the condition and her mission to bring the disease out of the shadows so it can become as treatable as cancer or heart disease.

That effort will no doubt get a boost from the 70-plus foot putt Kennedy holed on WINK's live news broadcast during the inaugural Worthington Fore ALS Golf Classic in Bonita, Fla.:

 

 

Kennedy writes that she was an avid tennis player and golfer before being diagnosed with the disease. She still plays golf with help from an adaptive cart:

According to the ALS Association, the disease strikes about two people per 100,000.

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