Lou Gehrig's disease ALS

By: Sierria Horner


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)often referred to as "Lou gehrig's disease" is a progessive neurodegenrative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
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Lou Gehrig's Disease - Effects of Lou Gehrig's Disease - What Is ALS Video.mp4
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Living With ALS


A.L.S is a disease that you get in the brain cell and spinal cord it keeping you from doing things that you want and would like to do like run and walk and for some people you would hate like because you cant talk you have to do it from a computer like you see in the video of the lady up top she was a health women and she was diagnosed with als and then everything changed for her the only thing that moved on your body was her cheek that's how she was able to communicate


*ALS is not contagious

*ALS can strike anyone

*Although the life expectancy of an ALS patient averages about two to five years from the time of diagnosis, this disease is variable and many people live with quality for five years and more. More than half of all patients live more than three years after diagnosis

Ice bucket

The ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE was brought up from people with ALS for awareness you would put a bunch of ice and water in a bucket and challenge someone to pour it over there head the reason people did that was because those who has ALS cant move there muscles they have no feeling same thing as when you dump a bucket of ice cold water all over your body you freeze up so that's were the ice bucket challenge came in to play.