Glassman and Elana pose on their wedding day, outside Manhattan’s City Hall. By then, though, they both knew something was terribly wrong. Within a few months after their wedding, Elana recalled, “he went from using one cane to two canes to a wheelchair.” He went to several doctors, who had no idea what was wrong. The definitive diagnosis, when it came, was devastating: PLS, a non-fatal disease that is a close cousin of ALS, causes the gradual deterioration of motor functions.
Courtesy of the Glassman Family