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Understanding ALS: Navigating the Journey Together

July 17, 2024 Comments Off on Understanding ALS: Navigating the Journey Together

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a complex neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. While there is currently no cure, ALS United Rocky Mountain is dedicated to providing comprehensive support, resources, and hope to individuals and families affected by ALS. By working together, we can improve the lives of…

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A Poem by Kristina Peterson – ‘Walk On’ for the Walk ALS- Utah

July 12, 2024 Comments Off on A Poem by Kristina Peterson – ‘Walk On’ for the Walk ALS- Utah

Walk on let the wind blow through your hairWalk on and show how much you careWalk on through the pain and sorrowWalk on today for there is no guarantee of tomorrow Walk on for strength and courage aboundWalk on for laughter and cheers all aroundWalk on through the smiles and the fearsWalk on with the…

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The Majeune Family Thanks ALS United Rocky Mountain for their Support

July 12, 2024 Comments Off on The Majeune Family Thanks ALS United Rocky Mountain for their Support

The Majeune Family Thanks ALS United Rocky Mountain for their Support after Paul was diagnosed with ALS. Paul was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2022, and at the time of writing our appreciation for all that ALS United Rocky Mountain had done for the family, he was unable to walk and needed assistance in…

Jamie Barrow’s Inspirational Story of How He Keeps on Living with ALS

July 12, 2024 Comments Off on Jamie Barrow’s Inspirational Story of How He Keeps on Living with ALS

Jamie Barrow’s Inspirational Story of How He Keeps on Living with ALS: Jamie Barrow is a former mountaineer, rock climber, and ice climber. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2018 and lives in the beautiful mountain state of Colorado. Jamie shares that much of his climbing and mountaineering has translated to his ALS journey. As…

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Living with ALS: Scott Jones’ Story

July 2, 2024 Comments Off on Living with ALS: Scott Jones’ Story

My name is Scott Jones. I am 51 years old and have been married to my wife, Rose, for 18 years. We have five children, 3 daughters-in-law, and one grandson. My family is my pride and joy. I have always been an avid outdoorsman, hunter, pool player, and hard worker. I have worked for Chevron…

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Joel’s Legacy of Helping Others Living with ALS

July 2, 2024 Comments Off on Joel’s Legacy of Helping Others Living with ALS

Joel Goldhirsh was diagnosed with ALS in April of 2019 and after a long and challenging battle he passed away in March, 2024. After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Accounting, Joel ran a wealth management company, Goldhirsh & Goldhirsh in California for 33 years. He and his wife Karen worked…

ALS patients and the importance of a Care Coordinator

The Role of ALS Care Services Throughout Your ALS Journey

June 21, 2024 Comments Off on The Role of ALS Care Services Throughout Your ALS Journey

Understanding ALS Definition and Symptoms of ALS : Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, often referred to as ‘Lou Gehrig’s Disease,’ is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The degeneration of these motor neurons eventually leads to their demise. When motor neurons die, the brain’s ability to initiate and…

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ALS Risk Factors: What You Need to Know

May 15, 2024 Comments Off on ALS Risk Factors: What You Need to Know

What is ALS?Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also widely known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive disease of the nervous system that slowly deteriorates the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This attack on the neurons leads to a loss of muscle control, which can rob individuals of their ability to move, speak,…

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What to Expect When Visiting an ALS Clinic

May 15, 2024 Comments Off on What to Expect When Visiting an ALS Clinic

Understanding ALSAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as ‘Lou Gehrig’s disease’, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It weakens the muscles and impacts physical function, making it difficult for those affected to perform daily activities. While there is currently no cure for ALS, research…

Changes in Speech during ALS

Navigating ALS Support Services: A Comprehensive Guide

May 13, 2024 Comments Off on Navigating ALS Support Services: A Comprehensive Guide

Overview of ALS and ALS Support Services ALS, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a neurodegenerative disease that progressively weakens the body’s muscles, leaving the mind fully aware. This condition primarily affects the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles located in the brain and spinal cord. As ALS progresses, individuals often find simple…