Biography of Stephen Hawking
By Jenn 8J
Stephan Hawking was in the early stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease) when he was 21. In a very simple sense, the nerves that controlled his muscles were shutting down. Doctors gave him two and a half years to live. This was probably one of his most famous struggles. What I found surprising, is that he did not get depressed that he was going to die, but he worked even harder to do something with his life. He strived to do something important with his life
He won the RAS gold medal and the Wolf Prize.