The ALS Association

This Has Been A Total Shock for All the Family

Damaris Z. San Juan, Puerto Rico

I became more familiar with ALS while watching the Lou Gehrig movie on TMC. I started to do research on the same and remember thinking "what a horrible disease." Little did I know that shortly thereafter I would have an aunt diagnosed with the same. We started to notice a change in her in November of 2013; it is now July of 2014, and my aunt is bedridden. This has been a total shock for all the family, and we are taking each day one at a time. We are all helping in the best possible way to make her as comfortable as possible. My heart goes out to all the people that have been diagnosed with ALS. It is only when you are around someone with the disease that you truly learn what this illness can do.

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