Dr. T. and Deanna discuss the development of the protocol with reporter Gina Pitisci. When Dr. Vincent Tedone’s daughter was diagnosed with ALS in 2007, he told her she would beat the disease. Deanna Tedone Gage was an attorney, recently married and starting her life when she learned her diagnosis at age 30. "Without my father, I would not be sitting here talking to you today,” she said. “He not only provided a method to keep me alive, but he also gave fuel to my positive attitude." Doctors gave her little hope. But she and her father decided to create their own. That’s how the Deanna Protocol® was born.