Morrie Schwartz was a professor of sociology at Brandies University. He was Mitch's favorite professor. When Morrie became older, he got a disease called ALS. The doctors predicted that he would die in 3-5 years. Morrie decided to not take death so horribly, but instead he would take advantage and help other people. Every month he would get weaker and weaker. Morrie had a show called "Niteline" three times and would invite people over to his house many times. Every Tuesday Mitch Albom would come over to h Morrie's house and they would share their thoughts, they would share life stories, and Morrie would teach Mitch a different lesson every week. As Morrie got weaker, he needed his helper, Connie, to do things for him. Morrie had to move in a wheelchair since his legs did not work, and he had to eat mushy or liquid foods.Morrie got lots of mail from people who have seen him on Niteline or his friends. He would tell Connie something to write and then he would send them back. Morrie died sometime later with his close family around him. They held a funeral some time later for Morrie's death with only his close friends and family.