Visiting Irv Weinstein

April 3, 2017

I’m home after a quick visit with Mickey Osterreicher to see Irv Weinstein. Our mentor and leader is battling ALS with grace and humor. In case you were wondering, his body is betraying him, his voice is weak, but he is “all there”. He remembered old inside jokes, friends from the past and all of his recent visitors. We laughed until we cried. I showed him pictures of my family and he eeked out a soft “mazel tov my friend.”

Elaine and the rest of his wonderful family are at his side. Back in the day when a big story broke, Irv would say “give them all you’ve got, and then (long pause, lower voice) give them some more.” That classic Irv line perfectly describes how he is battling this insidious disease.