“In about a year, MSA will kill Tommy Fitzgerald”

This article from a York, PA newspaper is about someone diagnosed with multiple system atrophy in 2010.  Here’s an excerpt:

Six years ago, Tommy Fitzgerald sat in his doctor’s office and learned he had an expiration date.  Seven years.  That was it, the doctor told him. In seven years, he would be dead.  He was more pissed off than anything, he recalled. It kind of wrapped around him, the diagnosis. He just wanted to hide from everything.

Read the full article here:


In about a year, MSA will kill Tommy Fitzgerald
by Mike Argento
Published May 10, 2016, 9:22 a.m. ET
York Daily Record


Updated in July 2017:  Tommy died in May 2017 with presumed MSA.