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The greatest gift: Alan and Cathy Herman celebrate Christmas

If the disease that has crept through Alan's body has taught the couple anything, it's that if you focus too much on what you have lost or on the future, you forget to enjoy what you have in the present.



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Alan Herman, whose doctors diagnosed ALS two years ago, shares a kiss with his wife, Cathy, in Laurel on December 20.

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Article | This is what the perfect Christmas gift looks like. It is a thick but comfortable coat. Size XXL. Made of a fabric that's warm but also a little slippery. The last bit is the most important part, Cathy Herman explained, as she roamed through the Bass Pro Shop at Arundel Mills mall.

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