Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

10 Tips for Patients Recently Diagnosed With ALS

Being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a difficult and stressful time. You’ll probably feel incredibly overwhelmed in the first few days and weeks, and struggle to understand the ramifications involved. To help with the process, we’ve compiled a list of tips for patients who have recently been diagnosed with…

Prison Chaplain Shares His ALS Story

In this video from the ALS Association Texas chapter shared in 2015, we meet Steve. A recently retired chaplain for the federal prison system from Fort Worth, Texas, Steve is about to get married to his longtime sweetheart, Anna. Meet pastor Kevin Kinchen, who hasn’t let his ALS…

Explaining Early Symptoms of ALS

In this short video from the ALS Association Texas Chapter, the early symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are discussed using simple computer-generated animation. Discover seven facts about ALS you might find interesting.  ALS is difficult to diagnose in the early stages as the symptoms presented can often…

Young Artist Talks About Life With ALS

In this video from the ALS Association Texas chapter shared in 2015, we meet the talented young artist, Alexis. Alexis has loved drawing since she was a child, but the progression of her amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) condition has meant that she can now no longer draw with paper and pencils. However, she…

The ALS Association Explains the Disease

There are currently around 30,000 people in the U.S. living with ALS and 15 more people are diagnosed each day. Nanci is a much-loved Hollywood publicist who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2014. Find out more about her story. In this ALS Association of…

Motor Neurons’ Role in ALS

In this short film from Project ALS (a research-based non-profit organization founded by Jenifer Estes), the role motor neurons play in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is discussed. Study validates the use of social cognitive measure in ALS patients. Read more here. The computer-generated graphics explains what happens…

Pastor Battles ALS but Still Inspires Others

In this Houston Methodist video, we get to meet Kevin Kinchen. Kevin was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) six years ago, but he hasn’t let that stop him from getting on with his life.  Nanci is a much-loved Hollywood publicist who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)…

Living with ALS: Nanci Ryder’s Story

Find out more about the story of Nanci Ryder in this ALS Association video. Nanci is a much-loved Hollywood publicist who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2014. Read about the four ALS heroes the ALS Association chose to honor for outstanding contributions.  The ALS Association’s…