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Acadiana man inspiring others despite ALS diagnosis

Posted at 1:06 AM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 02:06:38-04

Joe Minix’s family and friends gather alongside him for a picture.

The family and friends of an Acadiana man are rallying behind him as he copes with ALS.

Joe Minix was diagnosed with ALS, also know as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2018.

A young boy serves a summer beverage at a fundraiser for Joe Minix.

Minix’s supporters held a fundraiser for him Saturday.

They say the way he takes on life despite his diagnosis is inspiring.

Minix was able to communicate with KATC via an iPad. He asks the he and his family continue to receive prayers and that he will continue to pray for others.

KATC’s Katie Lopez spoke to Minix and his wife three months after his diagnosis. For that story, click here.