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What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as called Lou Gehrig's, disease is a rapidly progressive, fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles.  The average life span from diagnosis is two to five years.  There is no cure.

Understanding ALS

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