Thank you for helping me reach my Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising goal! The Walk to Defeat ALS® is very important to me, as it raises funds to support those affected by Motor Neuron Diseases like ALS and PLS and to spread awareness of the urgency to find effective treatments and cures.
I have Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) which is a rare type of motor neuron disease that causes the nerve cells in the brain that control movement (upper motor neurons) to fail over time. It cause spasticity and weakness in voluntary muscles, such as legs, arms and tongue, that overtime can cause an inability to walk and speak.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. ALS can strike anyone, and presently there is no known cause or cure.
A person with ALS becomes physically locked-in as the disease progressively paralyzes the body. The key to UNLOCK ALS begins with us.
Please consider walking with me or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. Click or tap on VIEW MY TEAM above to join, or on DONATE to make a donation.
The past few years have brought incredible advancements in ALS research, expanded access to care for people living with ALS, and enabled legislation that impacts the quality of life of people with ALS and their families. These advancements that help ALS, can and most likely will also help those of us living with PLS too! We can't stop now! It is only together that we will defeat ALS!