Hold On to Hope: May is ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness Month

May is ALS Awareness Month. Annually, May observes ALS disease. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis disease, sometimes referred as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a devastating progressive neurodegenerative disease which eventually will destroy a person’s ability to walk, speak, eat and breathe. As ALS is a progressive disease, more motor neurons are destroyed overtime worsening the symptoms, with breathing and swallowing being later symptoms; paralysis can also develop. After the onset of this disease, unfortunately fatality normally occurs within 2-5 years. Present day, there is no known treatment or cure for ALS. The aim of ALS Awareness Month is to raise awareness about ALS, gather support for those affected by this condition and to encourage funding and research into a treatment or cure. To learn more about ALS, and learn how to help find a cure, please visit www.alsa.org.

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