Young Artist Talks About Life With ALS

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This video from the ALS Association Texas chapter is all about a talented young artist, Alexis. Alexis has loved drawing since she was a child, but the progression of her amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) condition has meant that she can now no longer draw with paper and pencils. However, she hasn’t let this minor detail stop her. Alexis embraced the digital world and found that she can still make beautiful artwork by using a tablet.

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Alexis explains how important it is for caregivers to remember that while ALS may rob a person of their muscle function and speech, the disease does not affect the intelligence of a patient. She urges people not to speak to ALS patients as though they were children, but to approach them as they would any other person.

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