About ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease¬†is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs a person of their ability to walk, use their hands,¬†speak, swallow and eventually breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages only two to five years from the time of diagnosis. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. This crippling disease can strike anyone.