Author Archives: Hawken Miller

With Likely Diagnosis, Target ALS Founder Refocuses

Note: This story was updated Jan. 25, 2022, to clarify that Target ALS has raised $90 million since its inception in 2010. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has been a part of Daniel Doctoroff’s life for more than two decades. His father, Martin Doctoroff, died of the disease in 2002, and…

Former NFL Player Tim Green Won’t Let ALS Define Him

Once a first-round draft pick for the Atlanta Falcons, Tim Green now is battling another opponent — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The disease has left him unable to walk, speak, eat, drink, or breathe on his own, but he hasn’t let it obscure his positive outlook on life. “I…

New Quality of Life Survey Aims to Help Inform ALS Community Needs

BioNews Insights is launching a survey, in collaboration with ALS News Today, with the goal of understanding how different aspects of this disease affect an individual’s quality of life. The survey, which is expected to take about 15 minutes to complete, opens with WHOQOL-100, a set of questions developed by…

Artist With ALS Finds Collaborator, Friend to Paint Through Disease

A gay 39-year-old entrepreneur from Mexico and a retired Jewish football player-turned-bank-CEO in the early stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) come from different places and are in different stages of life. But through art, Octavio Molina and Ken Brenner have become fast friends, discussing life at its deepest…