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 lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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This was devastating news to Pam and her husband, Harvey, who have five children and 13 grandchildren together. However, she talks about the strength she draws from her family and also how great the ALS Association has been, helping her to come to terms with her diagnosis and also giving practical assistance such as providing a powered wheelchair to give Pam more independence.

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  1. Celeste Lamosse says:

    We must keep donating, keep fighting, keep the trials going…the heartbreak in her voice after 3 years is difficult to hear. There is no disease crueler than ALS. Its shameful that its been underfunded and ignored for decades.

  2. Alisa Cameron says:

    My husband was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) when he was 61 years old 4 years ago. The Rilutek (riluzole) did very little to help him. The medical team did even less. His decline was rapid and devastating. His arms weakened first, then his hands and legs. Last year, a family friend told us about Rich Herbs Foundation (RHF) and their successful ALS TREATMENT, we visited their website www. richherbsfoundation. com and ordered their ALS/MND Formula, i am happy to report the treatment effectively treated and reversed his Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), most of the symptoms stopped, he is able to walk and able to ride his treadmill again, he is pretty active now.

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