Alex Coriell’s Journey With ALS


This emotional video from Marissa Coriell is an incredibly moving tribute to her husband, Alexander. Alexander was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in January 2013. The video shows how quickly his condition progressed. By September 2013, Alex was unable to swallow food and needed a feeding tube. A couple of months later, he lost the ability to walk.

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Alexander started a blog to write about his illness and to give hope to others who may be suffering from ALS, using his nose to type when he lost the use of his fingers. Alexander had great faith, and considered this battle won at his death in November 2015.

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  1. syd says:

    RIP Alex. I dont want to offend anybody, but his Jesus was Marissa.
    I have ALS since 2015. and this is the way which waits for me.
    I have no god, I have no anyone, just two little kids that I’m taking care of.

  2. Charlie says:

    Faith in Science, and the eventual scientific discovery by researchers is what will ultimately meet our goals for ALS.
    Prayers, and faith in a deity, have proven unsuccessful for nearly two centuries of pALS.
    We know how very hard researchers are working all around the world, but the ‘God’ clearly has no influence on ALS matters.
    He is either able but unwilling to help, in which case he is not all-loving, or he is willing but unable to help, in which case why should we call him God?

  3. Jenn says:

    We suffer and go through trials like this for the very purpose of finding our way to Jesus. He’s there. It is through battles of despair that we want to find Jesus.

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