Aaron Klein

Text Box: What is ALS?
ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is an incurable disease that affects motor neurons of the body. This neuromuscular disease is characterized by muscle weakness, which eventually results in paralysis. ALS attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord; it affects the motor neurons which control the body’s voluntary movement. When the motor neurons deteriorate and die the message pathways from the brain to muscles are severed and muscle function can not occur.

Text Box: Symptoms:
•	The characteristic sign of ALS is muscle weakness 
•	 Most commonly weakness occurs in  the hands, arms, legs or the muscles of speech, swallowing or breathing
•	Twitching and cramping of muscles
•	Difficulty is speech, or a shaky voice
•	Advanced stages, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing and swallowing

Lou Gehrig’s disease

(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

Who is Lou Gehrig?

The ALS Association

Gene linked to Lou Gehrig’s Disease Article

Stem Cell Breakthrough

Text Box: Mission
To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting edge, research and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
-ALS Association
Text Box: Hope!
In collaboration with the ALS Association (ALSA) there is hope on finding new ways to live with ALS. The ALSA is at the forefront of dealing with this crippling disease. They have invested time and money into research, fundraising, and helping thousands of ALS patients stay up to date on latest medical trials and breakthroughs all this information they provide helps make living with ALS a little easier.
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