You Can Help Build ALS Awareness:
There are a lot of diseases out there that need funding for awareness and research. There are a lot of neurological diseases out there that need funding for awareness and research. All of these are especially trying and terrible, and ALS – or Lou Gehrig’s Disease – is especially so.
ALS affects your muscles, and the symptoms start out subtlety. You might trip and fall for no reason. Maybe you have a little trouble speaking. As time goes on, your muscles become weaker, starting at your extremities and working inward. (In the case of bulbar ALS, the symptoms begin with your speech, mouth and throat and work outward). Movement, and control, of your body slowly fades away. eventually, an ALS patient is unable to do much of anything – yet the mind is still clear, and all of the senses are still there. Patients with ALS need increasing care over the course of their battle. While there is no cure now, improvements and innovations in equipment and computers help patients live longer, and communicate more easily with family, friends and caregivers.
Here’s why we need your help: By raising awareness of this disease: participating in events, sharing stories, giving support of your time and money, we can build a community to help those afflicted with ALS live better lives, assist caregivers while researching a cure.
Here’s what is going on in our area right now: