Swaranjit Kaur who had served for 35+ years took voluntary retirement from the post of Library Information officer in February 2005 from Central Sectt Library, Dept of Culture. When her thumb started curling inside, with excessive saliva and a change in her voice, she was admitted to AIIMS on Dec 16, 2008. She was diagnosed with Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) on Dec 20, 2008. Since then it has been a battle against the disease, in and out of hospitals… Finally her two daughters decided to take matters into their own hands and since December 2010 have been taking care of her at home with her completely on the ventilator since Dec 12, 2010, without nurses or doctors.