Saturday, July 17, 2010

Donations for ALS- also known as Lou Gehrig's disease

Hello everyone out there in blogger world. I know I have been MIA for a very long time but I wanted to try to get this out there. Two weeks ago we had a death in the family. My brothers wife's father died of ALS. I know when I first heard of this I wasn't exactly sure what this disease was. Persons with ALS have a loss of muscle strength and coordination that eventually gets worse. This eventually makes one unable to do routine tasks such as going up steps, getting out of a chair, or swallowing. In ALS, nerve cells (neurons) waste away or die, and can no longer send messages to muscles. This eventually leads to muscle weakening, twitching, and an inability to move the arms, legs, and body. The condition slowly gets worse. When the muscles in the chest area stop working, it becomes hard or impossible to breathe on one's own. ALS affects approximately 1 out of every 100,000 people.
There is no known cure for ALS. The first drug treatment for the disease is a medicine called riluzole. Riluzole may prolong life, but does not reverse or stop the disease from getting worse. This is a horrible way to live and slowly die from. That is why I am asking for donations to help the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Anyone in the East Coast area can also participate in their 2010 Ocean City Board... Walk to Defeat ALS. Any donations will be grealy appreciated. As little as $5 makes a difference. Here is the link to donate or Sponsor a walker. Thanks!










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  3. sorry to hear about the death in your family. hope everyone is starting to feel better. ALS is so hard on its victims and their families.

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  4. It seems to take a loss for us to realize when something needs more attention. Thank you for sharing this info about ALS and extend my sympathies to your family.

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