Abigail Alliance: People with ALS Need More Treatment Options
Updated: Feb 6, 2020
Interesting article from the Abigail Alliance:
Over ten years ago, I was training to become a Naval Aviator when my body started slowly failing. By the time I earned my wings of gold, one physician estimated about a third of my motor neurons had already died.
ALS is a spectrum of diseases that result in the degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons, causing dementia in some cases and eventual death in all patients. The literature varies, but roughly ten percent of cases are genetically inherited, and even within that subgroup, there are at least forty separate genetic mutations.