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Augie hopes to take giant steps next weekend

Augie, his wife Lynne, Elvis and others at the BASH for Augie's Quest during IHRSA 2013.In less than a week Augie Nieto will try to tack on yet another amazing physical feat.

Nieto, the founder of Life Fitness who has been afflicted with ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease - for almost 10 years, will walk his daughter down the aisle during her wedding in California on July 5. 

Nieto is no stranger to accomplishments. Most people diagnosed with ALS don't live as long as he does; and almost all see deteriorating health, while he has actually improved, including workouts during IHRSA 2013 and the 2014 Zumba conference.

The event will be more than just a personal feat. It is a enormous step for anyone who is saddled with ALS. The 20 feet fown the aisle would be like miles in terms of fighting the disease.

And it has caught national media attention as Mitch Albom, award-winning writer, screenwriter and sports journalist recently wrote a story on the impending day.

Reader Comments (1)

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December 21, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterakbar

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