Living With ALS: Chris Mehess’s Story


In this video from LA Fitness, 51-year-old surfing fanatic Chris Mehess shares his ALS story. Chris first began experiencing problems in April 2015 when he began having difficulties staying upright on his surfboard and regularly suffered from cramping in his ankles and calves. A few months later, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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A few weeks after his diagnosis he realized he had two choices: to remain depressed about his ALS or to be positive and get out and live his life. Chris decided that he wanted to make the most of his life and that he would try to be as active as possible for as long as possible. With the help of his friends, he’s still able to go out cycling a couple of times a week and enjoy the outdoor life he loves so much.

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