Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

This Is What ALS Can Do in One Year

In this touching video from Friends of Alan Gustafson, viewers see how quickly the progressive condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can change a person’s life. MORE: Four treatments that can help improve life with ALS In just a year, Alan has gone from an active father to being…

Soccer Coach Mom Talks About Living With ALS

This heartfelt video from the ALS Association Texas chapter is all about Christi. The young mother from Tyler, Texas is still coming to terms with her recent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis and wonders if she would have lived her life differently had she known what the future had in…

6 of the Best Apps for Chronic Illness Management

Managing a chronic illness can be difficult. There are many different medications to take (often at different times), appointments to remember, symptoms to keep track of, and lots of information to absorb. Thankfully, living in a digital age means that there are numerous mobile apps that can help you manage your chronic…

ALS Stories: Pam Kofstad

This video from ALSA Oregon is all about Pam Kofstad and her family. Pam’s health was on the decline for more than a year, starting with the inability to turn her left foot out and often tripping, which led to her being confined to a wheelchair. In April 2015, Pam was diagnosed with amyotrophic…

5 Important Things the ALS Association Does

The ALS Association was founded in 1985 and is dedicated to helping patients who suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The non-profit organization operates with a global scope, coordinating their research with some of the world’s top scientists. Here are six more things this incredible organization does: Research…

ALS Stories: Christi Wyatt Zimmerman

This video from Tyler Morning Telegraph is all about Christi Wyatt Zimmerman. MORE: Soccer coach mom talks about her life with ALS Zimmerman, who’s from Texas, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2014 at just 36 years old. However, despite the devastating news, she’s remained…

4 Tips for Taking Care of Caregivers

While few of us choose to become caregivers, many of us are faced with the task if a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic disease. The transition is a strange time for everyone involved, as the nature of the relationship changes for both the caregiver and patient. However, it is…

Explaining the Progression of ALS

This illustrated video from Stichting ALS Nederland briefly explains the neurodegenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). MORE: Could exercise help ALS patients with swallowing? It explains the progression of the disease and how it affects patients. ALS causes the brain and spinal cord to stop transmitting signals to…