Soccer Coach Mom Talks About Living With ALS

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In this heartfelt video from the ALS Association Texas chapter shared in 2015, we meet Christi. The young mother from Tyler, Texas is still coming to terms with her recent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis and wonders if she would have lived her life differently had she known what the future had in store for her.

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Christi explains how she draws strength from her faith, her friends and family. She talks candidly about her time as her children’s soccer coach and laments on how much she misses being active–running, skiing, playing soccer. If she could relive her life, would she have skied more, ran more…Christi plans on spending each day doing as much as she possibly can, while she still can.

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