Monday, July 27, 2009

In the News: Volunteer Lawyer for MS and Chronic Diseases

After New Jersey anesthesiologist Patti Klein was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006, she and husband Martin Shenkman threw themselves into fundraising for the National MS Society. Along with their five sons (ages 17 to 24) from previous marriages, their Norfolk terrier Elvis and a group of friends dubbed the "Tax Team," the couple has raised $44,000 in MS walkathons. But Klein and Shenkman, both now 52, realized there was something even more productive he could do: provide free advice on special legal issues confronting those with MS and other chronic diseases.

This is an excerpt from a June article in Forbes. Read the full story here.

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