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Never Losing Hope, an inspirational story by Ailsa Malcolm-Hutton

Ailsa has such a positive attitude, I see myself in so much of her story. I have a goal to follow her example, accepting the hand life has dealt me with grace and dignity. 136 more words


Ironic loss: an ALS story

I’ve said that I “lost my voice” on several occasions, usually related to overuse, allergy symptoms or an infection. But, when I say my mother “lost her voice,” I’m describing something much more sacred, more real, much more permanent than the common way I’ve used that phrase in the past. 405 more words

Spiritual Growth

Thousands Participate In 24th Annual Walk To Defeat ALS

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

It’s a devastating and debilitating disease, but people in Pittsburgh are on a mission to change that staggering statistic. 266 more words


Eating without tasting

You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice

Lyrics from U2 Running to Stand Still

I had a follow-up appointment with my local neurologist on July 21, 3 weeks after diagnosis. 976 more words


Technology Threw Me a Lifeline

After I was diagnosed with ALS, my body functions quickly started to deteriorate. First, I lost the use of my legs. Naturally, I went through a wave of emotions starting with anger, followed by frustration, then sadness, and finally acceptance. 447 more words


Study shows more patients with ALS have genetic origin than previously thought

DNA illustration.

Investigators Also Find That ALS Patients With Mutations in Multiple Genes Experience Earlier Disease Onset

Genetics may play a larger role in causing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than previously believed, potentially accounting for more than one-third of all cases, according to one of the most comprehensive genetic studies to date of patients who suffer from the condition. 612 more words


ALS: Renewing brain's aging support cells may help neurons survive

Thick section of mammalian brain, gold stained for astrocytes.

ALS research shows that aging astrocytes lose the ability to protect motor neurons, but replacing old cells with younger ones engineered to restore an important protein may improve neuron survival … 600 more words