For ALS Advocates – I saved the “Best” until last.
My name is Patrick. Sometime during the fall of 2004, I noticed an involuntary shaking in my legs. For a long time the exact cause eluded definition.
On May 24th, 2005, however, I was officially diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), a terminal disease that results in the progressive degeneration of the nerves and muscles responsible for voluntary movement. It is a fatal and incurable disease. I was 30 years old.
I Ramble … The message, written with black marker on his chest; “Every 90 minutes ALS takes another life”.
- Scientists block toxic protein that plays key role in Lou Gehrig’s disease (medicalxpress.com)