Chapter 2: A Definition

loneleaf1Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
āˌmīəˌträfik ˌladərəl skləˈrōsəs
aka ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease

A degenerative neurological disorder causing muscle atrophy, paralysis, and eventually death. There is no cure, and average life expectancy from time of diagnosis is 2-5 years.

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes someone dies from it.

 

 


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