Boca Raton Resident Suffering From ALS Points To Yankees As Motivation To Survive, Help Others

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A For Neil Herbst, ( a chance meeting with George "The Boss" Steinbrenner and the love of four best friends have shaped the meaning of his life as he battles ALS, a disease that ravages the body and for which there is no cure.But back in 1978, (Batboy's Courage Would Make the Boss and Gehrig Proud a?? Ray Negron's Play Ball Weekly Blog ( as a bus boy Herbst dropped a tray of dishes at a swanky New York City restaurant where Steinbrenner was dining. The legendary late owner of the New York Yankees liked the teenager's moxie and within days of the meeting was offered a position as bat boy for the "Bronx Bombers".Today, Boca Raton resident Herbst is fighting the same battle as Gehrig and is making it his mission a?? along with good friends a?? to find a cure and take other steps to make sure that the future of those stricken with ALS have a brighter future than his. In his farewell speech at Yankee Stadium 80 years ago, Gehrig told a somber audience that he was the "luckiest man alive"."Even though I have been recently diagnosed with ALS, I too feel like the luckiest man on the face of the earth," said Herbst.A  "My time as a bat boy and the lessons I learned, being a successful business owner, having a loving family, and being involved in the community."The last years of my life I want to be like the Yankeesa??continue to work hard, but work on healing.A  The healing of our country and a cure for ALS are my top priorities."
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