A journalist for over 20 years, Susan Spencer-Wendel left her job as courts reporter for the Palm Beach Post when she was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. She was honoured by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Florida Press Club and Florida Bar for her coverage of legal issues. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she held a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. Her best-selling book UNTIL I SAY GOODBYE chronicled her fight to live joyfully as she battled Lou Gehrig's disease. Susan lived in Florida with her husband, John, and their three children, 14-year-old Marina, 10-year-old Aubrey and eight-year-old Wesley. She succumbed to her disease on June 4th of 2014.