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One ALS Patient’s Ability to Share His Kindness With Others – by Annie Mimi Hall

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Speech Generated Device ALS

Author’s Note: This is a very special story about someone who meant a great deal to me and has now passed on. I have thought of writing it many times but I was waiting for something very special to do with the story and the memory of my very good friend.‏

I had a co-worker about 3 years ago, who had been diagnosed with ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. If you do know much about ALS, it is a disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The motor neurons are attacked and begin to die. As the motor neurons die, it affects the ability of the person to use coordinate their muscles.

Lou Gehrig’s disease causes muscle weakness, fatigue, inability to use the hands and arms, inability to speak, swallow, cough and  breath without a machine. Eventually the patient will become paralyzed…

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