A Ft. Myers man with ALS – also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease - has become an activist – lobbying Congress to pass the ALS Registry Act. Leon Peek has travelled Washington DC to talk to lawmakers. He was a friend of former Southwest Florida TV news anchor Harry Horn –who lost his battle with ALS in August 2005. Horn had also lobbied Congress and raised the profile of ALS in the local community. When he became too ill – he passed the torch to Peek. WGCU’s Valerie Alker has more on the man and his mission.
Wednesday, 07 November 2007 00:00
Fort Myers ALS Activist Leon PeekWritten by Valerie Alker