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Sara’s ALS Story

When thriving, 37-year-old Sara Wheeler who has a background in nursing began to experience strange sensations in the outer extremities of her hands and feet, the ominous “what if?” of having ALS flashed through her mind. Commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease, but scientifically referred to as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that …
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Marathon Runner Turns ALS Diagnosis into New Personal Challenge

At first, the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly referred to as ALS) seemed nothing short of devastating. Austin resident and athlete Bill Corrigan (62 years old) had trained and completed 11 full marathons and was graciously ready for all that was still to come in life. After he noticed himself tripping without any reason, …
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What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affects approximately 12,000 to 15,000 people in the United States (as estimated by the CDC), with around 5,000 new diagnoses made each year. Most people recognize ALS though as its more common moniker, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Beyond the fact that this condition is named for a famous baseball player, many still …