In 1938 New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with ALS at the early age of 36 and would only survive the disease until 1941. Since his death the next major discovery in ALS research would come in 1993. That's 55 years since his diagnosis and that begs only one question.... WHY SO LONG?
Simple... ALS is a disease that can be cured but is not funded. And without funding there won't be any research, without research there won't be discoveries, without discoveries there won't be any cure. On October 28th in Addison, TX I will participate in the ALS Walk and I need your help. Walk with me and be a part of Team Marty and if you can't make the walk PLEASE donate to the ALS cause. Give as much or as little as you can.
Help me in trying to stop this disease. Let's go out and do our part to KILL this killer.
Marty Sims (diagnosed ALS April 2016)
Why ALS Texas is so important
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, mostly fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.
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