ALS Stories: Pam Kofstad

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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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