What is ALS and Why is there an ALS Bucket Challenge?

♥ The Lone Traveller ♥

What is ALS?

  1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body.

Please check http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html for more info about ALS.

If you were born in the 90’s then you should have heard of Tuesdays with Morrie.   That’s when I first heard of ALS.  Morrie Schwarts is a  sociology professor dying from ALS.  This is one of Mitch Albom’s best books.

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” 
 Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

ALS is one of the diseases that has no cure yet.  However, there is one FDA approved drug, riluzole, that modestly slows the progression of ALS as well as several other drugs…

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Author: rjbailey

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