Brian Winter, the son of former Charis Fellowship pastor Chuck and the late Marilyn Winter, has announced he has recently been diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Brian has served as Yakima County, Wash., sheriff since 2015. (Chuck pastored the Grace Brethren Church in Harrah, Wash., for 25 years.) A story in the Yakima, Wash., Herald, reports his announcement. A portion of that report appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
Yakima sheriff announces ALS diagnosis
Yakima County Sheriff Brian Winter announced Friday he has been diagnosed with ALS, a terminal illness also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Although Winter said he was cleared by his doctor to continue working at least through the first half of the year, he said it’s unrealistic for him to run for re-election. He said the length of time he continues working could also change.
“The greatest honor of my life has been to work as the sheriff of this tremendous county,” Winter wrote in a Friday afternoon news release.
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