ALS Stories: Todd Walker

This 2014 Roundabout U video is all about Todd Walker from Murray, Kentucky. Todd shares his ALS story, which began when he was suddenly unable to exercise like he usually did. At first, doctors thought Todd was suffering from depression as he had just lost his father but as his symptoms began to worsen and he took a fall, he was referred to a neurologist who immediately suspected he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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Todd talks about the success of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” and how it raised so much money for the ALS Society–money desperately needed to help fund research for better treatment and ultimately for a cure for the 5,600 people in the U.S. with the condition.

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