Motor Neuron Disease
"The doctor who diagnosed me with ALS, or motor neuron disease, told me that it would kill me in two or three years" -Stephen Hawking
50 years ago, Stephen Hawking was given two to three years to live, when he was just 21 years old. Now, he is 72 years old and has lived more than 35 years with ALS. Statistics show that about 5 percent of ALS patients live for at least 20 years after diagnosis. Hawking just happens to be in that small group of patients who’ve crushed the odds.