Tuesdays with Morrie: Augie and Denise
"That is what I want to be, to be a teacher, like Morrie," Augie says.
"Augie's biggest accomplishment in his life is Augie's Quest, which is now the largest institute in the world doing purely ALS research," Lynne says.
Dr. Phil asks Mitch about how he feels when he sees how his book has impacted someone like Augie.
"You know, Morrie never saw a word of Tuesdays with Morrie," Mitch says. "I only wrote the book to pay his medical expenses. It wasn't supposed to be a big book. It wasn't supposed to get me on the Dr. Phil program. It was just a labor of love. And I remember before Morrie died, he said, â€˜If I can reach one other person who's going through what I'm going through, this will all be worth it,' and not only has he reached one, Augie is one of many people whom he's touched."
"I worked constantly: 70, 80 hours a week," Denise remembers. "I did nothing with my life. After receiving my diagnosis of ALS, I started out with a pity party and just hit rock bottom. Reading the book Tuesdays with Morrie changed my life. I sat down with a
The audience breaks out into applause.
Mitch tells Denise, "You're an inspiration." He tells her that her story and message will live on even after she's gone. He shares an anectdote about a time when Morrie told him he wanted Mitch to visit his grave to continue their talks. "He said, â€˜We'll have a conversation.' And I said, â€˜But you won't be able to talk back.' And he said, â€˜Well, I'll make you a deal: After I'm
Dr. Phil shows an ALS wrist band that reads "Never Give Up." Denise brought one for the entire audience.
To get your wrist band in support of ALS research, go to www.ALSA.org and make a donation.