The ALS Association

Willing to Participate in Any Study to Help Find a Cure

Bernice L. Treasure Island , Florida

I am Bernice Lavery of Treasure Island, Florida. I started out with symptoms of spasms in my throat. After many visits to an ENT specialist, I was referred to a neurologist. After an NVC and EMG test as well as an MRI, I was diagnoised with ALS in March of 2013. Now, a little over a year later, I cannot speak. It's hard to swallow, and I have gone from 110 pounds to 85 pounds. On May 18, 2014, I went to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and was fitted with a feeding tube! I will plan to participate in any study that I can qualify for to help find a cure for this horrible disease! My prayers are with anyone suffering with this disease.

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