Jeff Lester

Winners with ALS, SMA and LGMD receive support to pursue postgraduate education

posted on September 17, 2010 - 2:29pm
Three accomplished scholars determinedly pursuing their educations while living with neuromuscular disease are the first winners of the CMMS Deshae Lott Ministries outreach program scholarships. “We were so impressed,” with the winning candidates, said Deshae Lott, 39, a teacher and minster from Bossier City, La., who founded the nonprofit that bears her name. “These three show great strength of...

A new service seeks to improve electronic textbooks for college students

posted on February 8, 2009 - 4:43pm
Jeff Lester says electronic textbooks are “absolutely the biggest problem I have faced” in working toward his graduate degree. The 42-year-old student at the University of Dearborn-Michigan, who has ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), has had to wait as long as five weeks after the start of class to receive an electronic version of the textbook. And then he has had to...