Dr. Denyse Nishio stands in her Carmichael living room where she is going through family photographs a week after her husband, Dr. James Nishio, succumbed to brain cancer on Sept. 15, a week after celebrating his 67th birthday. A prominent member of the Sacramento medical community for nearly three decades, Jim had battled ALS for almost nine years, far exceeding the average life span for someone afflicted with the disease.
Dr. Denyse Nishio stands in her Carmichael living room where she is going through family photographs a week after her husband, Dr. James Nishio, succumbed to brain cancer on Sept. 15, a week after celebrating his 67th birthday. A prominent member of the Sacramento medical community for nearly three decades, Jim had battled ALS for almost nine years, far exceeding the average life span for someone afflicted with the disease. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Dr. Denyse Nishio stands in her Carmichael living room where she is going through family photographs a week after her husband, Dr. James Nishio, succumbed to brain cancer on Sept. 15, a week after celebrating his 67th birthday. A prominent member of the Sacramento medical community for nearly three decades, Jim had battled ALS for almost nine years, far exceeding the average life span for someone afflicted with the disease. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
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September 24, 2015 5:01 PM

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Ailene Voisin, who has been with The Sacramento Bee since 1997, writes columns on a variety of sports, from the NBA, NFL and baseball to local high schools. Voisin previously worked for the San Diego Union, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has been a beat writer covering the Dodgers, Angels and Clippers. Contact her at avoisin@sacbee.com or 916-321-1208. Twitter: @ailene_voisin.