#VoiceYourLove - The ALS Association
Voice Your Love
for ALS Heroes

A site to honor the lives of those we have lost and those still fighting.

Hopeful for a Cure

Maria H. Los Angeles, California

My father was diagnosed in January 2014 with ALS. Symptoms started in May 2014 with random falls, numbness and weakness in his right arm, and it slowly spread to his left side. In February he had a bad fall which caused his disease to progress. The ALS Specialist at LAC+USC hospital suggested that we avoid falls as best we can. So far he's stable and continues to walk and eat everything. He is on Riluzole and also takes coconut oil gel capsules and magnesium chloride twice a day. We are hopeful for a cure and thankful that for the last year his hands are what has been affected the most. I pray for everyone with this disease every day.