Christopher Pendergast, founder and sustainer of The Christopher Pendergast ALS Center for Excellence at Stony Brook University Medical Center, offered his own very personal take on the Oscar-nominated movie The Theory of Everything in a Huffington Post op-ed published February 19.
Pendergast, an ALS patient, praised Eddie Redmayne’s performance as physicist Stephen Hawking as “picture perfect.”
“I marveled at how well Redmayne was able to depict the physical manifestations of the disease,” Pendergast wrote.
The Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, the only ALS Association-certified center on Long Island, recently received recertification as a “Treatment Center of Excellence” by the national association. The ALS Association cited the Center as having the “highest national standards of care in the management of Lou Gehrig’s disease.”