Susan Spencer-Wendel knows she's dying.
The mother of three with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) recently completed her memoirs, "Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living with Joy," in which she describes her intentions to live out the rest of her life with purpose, intent and joy.
"I leave you, my children, the memories of all we enjoyed and discovered," she writes. "I leave this book. The one I worked on each day for most of our magical year. G-O-O-D-B-Y-E my loves."
The award-winning reporter typed the 89,000-word book on her iPhone with her right thumb, the only part of her body below her neck she can still move.
The book chronicles her life story — and the bucket-list adventures she's had since her 2011 diagnosis.
She travelled to see the Northern Lights with her best friend. She celebrated her 20th anniversary with her husband in Budapest.
"My husband, John Wendel, and I came to Budapest in February to celebrate our 20-year wedding anniversary in the place where our lifeRead More »from Mom with ALS living out her final-days bucket list ‘with joy’