Exciting News for ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease/Motor Neuron Disease Patients

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A new drug has been discovered for ALS.  Right now it is experimental, but it has been given “fast track” and “orphan” status.  This means that the usual drug trials, which can take years or even decades, will be speeded up.  This is because, typically ALS patients die an average of 2-5 years after onset of symptoms.  Delay in making this drug available can result in death for most of the patients, if not all, of the patients who are presently battling the disease.

As someone who has been fighting the ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease battle for over seven years, I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can survive long enough to receive treatments that can stop the progression of this terrible disease.  And, of course, if a complete cure is discovered, all the better.  You can read all about the discovery of this new drug here.

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I have ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease, so I had to give up a teaching career, travel, and most of my friends and relationships with people who "don't know what to say", find my illness distasteful, don't want to think it could have been s/

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