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The On Being Project

Bruce Kramer

Forgiving the Body: Life with ALS

From the moment of his diagnosis with ALS, Bruce Kramer began writing — openly, deeply, and spiritually — about his struggle, as he puts it, to live while dying. He died on March 23, 2015, while we were in production on this show. His words hold abiding joy and beauty, and reveal an unexpected view opened by this disease.
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    Bruce Kramer

    was the creator of “The Dis Ease Diary” a blog about his life with ALS and We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying. He was the Dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling at the University of St. Thomas, where he served on the faculty for over 19 years. He was a passionate music lover and was a choir conductor for most of his adult life.