Wednesday, March 9, 2011

USA Today: ALS disease affects bodies, not determination

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, has affected well over one hundred Gulf War veterans.

According to USA Today article today:

About 40,000 people live with ALS in the USA. That number has grown higher as medical support has extended life expectancy after diagnosis from three years to four-six years, says Stanley Appel, director of the ALS Clinic at the Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Technology has made it possible for ALS patients to stay connected and have productive lives, Appel says.

Like Lester, Cathy Wolf of Katonah, N.Y., and Augie Nieto of Corona del Mar, Calif., are doing that.

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