Outliving Doctor's Expectations By 27 Years

One man in the East has outlived doctor’s expectations for 27 years. Friends and family celebrated a milestone in his life Saturday they thought they would never get to see.

That man, Harold Hill of Kinston, has ALS. The disease attacks the muscles and nerves in the body. Most patients who are diagnosed with ALS receive a 3 to 5 year life expectancy. But Hill has lived 27 years after his diagnosis.

On Saturday Hill celebrated his 50th birthday. It was an emotional day for friends and family.

Hill’s family attributes his long life to his faith and positive attitude.


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