ALS is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. In a touching and heartfelt moment on the campaign trail, Governor Mike Pence left the stage to hug and comfort an eleven year old boy whose father is dying of the terminal illness.
The boy was there to ask about Trump and Pence’s position on “Right to Try” which would give terminally ill people the opportunity to try various drugs and treatments.
Pence has apparently been a supporter of this in Indiana. Good for him.
Hot Air reported:
Video: Mike Pence hugs son of ALS patient at town hall
This is from a couple days ago, but kudos to Mike Pence for showing the election isn’t all about destroying the other candidate (or making odd comments about what “Second Amendment people” can do).
The set up is this: Pence was asked by an eleven-year-old Pennsylvania boy about whether he and Donald Trump would support Right to Try legislation. Pence didn’t exactly let the boy finish his question (but that’s not a bad thing).
This was a very real and moving moment:
Pence comes across as a genuinely compassionate and decent man.