Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

An ALS Documentary: ‘Mr. Connolly Has ALS’

https://vimeo.com/216244227 This film by Dan Habib is all about the extraordinary life of high school principal Gene Connolly. Connolly was the much-loved principal of Concord High School for 14 years before he was struck by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2014. MORE: Explaining the progression…

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. MORE: Study validates the use of social cognitive measure in ALS patients The computer-generated graphics explains what happens when…

Former NFL Star Steve Gleason Talks About Life With ALS

This emotional ABC News video shares how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has impacted former NFL star Steve Gleason’s life. MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo invites former soccer player with ALS to the Bernabeu stadium The 39-year-old New Orleans Saints hero created a video blog about his journey with ALS, documenting both…

Pastor Battles ALS but Still Inspires Others

This Houston Methodist video is all about Kevin Kinchen. Kevin was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) seven years ago, but he hasn’t let that stop him from getting on with his life.  MORE: Learn more about the beloved Hollywood publicist who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in…

6 Tips to Reduce Stress and Help You Relax

Everyone suffers from stress from time to time but when you have a chronic disease, stress not only adds to your everyday burden but can often exacerbate the symptoms of your condition. While we can’t avoid stress altogether, there are ways that we help ourselves relax more and not let things…

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 five more things this incredible organization does: Research…

Neurologist Talks About Diagnosing ALS

In this video from the Brattleboro Reformer, learn more about how ALS patients like Andy are diagnosed from a doctor’s point of view. MORE: Andy shares his ALS journey in this touching video Neurologist Dr. Elijah Stommel explains that he sees two newly diagnosed ALS patients each week and that each…

Tips for Nursing a Patient With ALS

In this EmpowerRN video, Caroline, a registered nurse, talks through the signs, symptoms and treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and how the disease progresses. MORE: Seven facts about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis you might find interesting  The video is primarily aimed at fellow nurses, offering tips on studying…