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Susan Spencer-Wendel dies at 47; author of 'Until I Say Goodbye'
Susan Spencer-Wendel dies at 47; author of 'Until I Say Goodbye'

Susan Spencer-Wendel, the writer whose best-selling book "Until I Say Goodbye" chronicled her fight to live joyfully as she battled Lou Gehrig's disease, died Wednesday at home in West Palm Beach, Fla., her husband John Wendel said. She was 47. Spencer-Wendel was a well-regarded court reporter for the Palm Beach Post when she first noticed a change in her health in 2009. It would be two years before she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis but by then she had made up her mind: She would live her remaining days as best she could, travel to the places she dreamed of going and complete a long goodbye to those she loved. She went to California to find her birth...

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