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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness


Welcome and thank you for visiting and learning more about ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
I have dedicated this part of my site to our Aunt Debby who was diagnosed with ALS not too long ago but for her it must seem like a lifetime. Aunt Debby is a courageous inspiration to our family and she has dealt with her diagnosis with nothing but determination. How can I explain how terribly difficult it has been to accept all that has happened to her without any warning or preparation. Now after the fact is when we all have taken much more interest in this deadly disease that strikes silently and suddenly and can plague a family member or friend in an instant.


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
about ALS, please take this graphic and put it on your site to spread awareness. Please
link it here to http://www.angelfire.com/80s/sharon/als.html Thanks so much!