Michael Oyer, a former Virginia Beach Navy SEAL, passed away Sunday night after a hard fought battle with ALS.
Oyer began showing symptoms of ALS in 2006, and was officially diagnosed with the disease in 2007. NewsChannel 3 has been following Oyer and his family?s efforts to raise money for ALS research for several years. ALS, or Lou Gherig?s disease, attacks motor neurons and slowly chips away at one?s ability to speak, walk, talk and breath. There is no known cause or cure.