Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease causes motor neurons to degenerate and muscles to severely atrophy. Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS.
Currently, there is no cure.
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, causes motor neurons to degenerate and muscles to severely atrophy
- The disease progressively robs patients of all muscle movement and ultimately proves fatal
- The only FDA approved drug to treat ALS is ineffective
- ALS has no cure
- Over 6,000 people in the United State are diagnosed each year with ALS
- Average life expectancy, post diagnosis, is 2-5 years
- Every 90 Minutes someone is diagnosed and someone passes away form the disease