Senator Scott Brown came to Chelsea Tuesday afternoon with his wife Gail Huff and were treated to a tour of the ALS Wing at the Leonard Florence Assisted Living Center on Admiral’s Hill.
Senator Brown, his wife, and a small contingent of visitors were visibly moved by his conversation with Steve Saling, a resident of the ALS Wing. They were also amazed at the advances in ALS technology that allow Saling to converse even though he cannot speak.
City Manager Jay Ash and Chelsea Jewish Foundation CEO Barry Berman accompanied the senator and his wife on a full tour of the wing.
Senator Brown had earlier been in Everett on Norwood Street where he met about 100 supporters who turned out for a rally inside a restaurant on Norwood Street. With pizza and good will, Senator Brown shook hands with nearly every person in the restaurant, and he took pictures with people as well.
Tuesday’s stopover in Everett was followed by the Chelsea visit and then it was on to Lynn.
Senator Brown is maintaining a torrid pace as the election campaign moves inevitably to its last few weeks.
“What I have seen today is remarkable, amazing, really,” Senator Brown told the Chelsea Record.
“This facility is fantastic. It is wonderful to witness firsthand the advances in medical technology and research,” he added.