Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness
Welcome and thank you for visiting and learning more about ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which literally means "no muscle nourishment." Over 5,000 Americans are diagnosed with ALS each year. ALS is a motorneuron disease that affects the nerves of the brain and spinal cord which supply the electrical stimulation to the muscles. Studies have characterized it as a progressive muscle weakness and wasting, eventually leading to an inability to control muscle movement, while the mind remains unaffected. Where there isn't a cure right now there are treatments that help aleviate symptoms that can be very effective. Please take some time to visit some of these links below, they can explain in much more detail and provide any answers you may have. We need research, donations and education to find a cure.
Aunt Debby has agreed to share some of her thoughts when she has the chance, I will post them here as she is able to send them. Thank you so much Aunt Debby for sharing yourself so that others can learn from you.
I want to thank you for your interest in learning more