News & Stories

Genetic research, conceptual image. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) autoradiogram in a petri dish.

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,…

ALS Clinic UT

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…

Coping With ALS

Choosing ALS Care Near You

May 13, 2024 Comments Off on Choosing ALS Care Near You

Understanding ALS and Its Impact What is 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 the spinal cord. The cause of ALS is not yet fully understood, and scientists believe that a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors…

Hover Lift ALS Learning Lab

What is ALS and How ALS Affects Your Body

May 13, 2024 Comments Off on What is ALS and How ALS Affects Your Body

What is ALS and How ALS Affects Your Body What is ALS?Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS leads to the degeneration and death of motor neurons, which are responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movements such…

Lional Seims - Person with ALS

The Impact ALS United Rocky Mountain had on Lionel and Terri Seim

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on The Impact ALS United Rocky Mountain had on Lionel and Terri Seim

There are not enough words of gratitude, to say how thankful my husband Lionel and I are, for the efforts of everyone at ALS United Rocky Mountain. From the time of diagnosis to his death 6 months ago, we were supported and comforted at every turn by different members of this wonderful team. If we…

Patrick Williams Photo

On The Wings of Sparrows Poem – A Journey of Hope by Patrick Williams

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on On The Wings of Sparrows Poem – A Journey of Hope by Patrick Williams

On The Wings of Sparrows Bound by movement.Bound by speech.Bound by the unknown and fear. I close my eyes and dream.The Ties that binds falls apart.And seek the flight of sparrows. To dance on the freedom of the wind.Not an eagle nor falcon.Sometimes overlooked but always there. Reality has a way of shaking up your…

Gary & Kate Van Houten Photo Together

Memories of Gary van Houten: A Railroad Enthusiast’s Journey

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on Memories of Gary van Houten: A Railroad Enthusiast’s Journey

Gary van Houten lived, loved and laughed to the fullest every day of his life. A long time railroad fan, many of our adventures were on trains, but we also took planes, boats, gondolas, and 2 European river cruises, which were some of the highlights of his life. His children, Billy and Emily, were the…

Michael Cox & Mrs. Cox Photo Together

Michael Cox’s ALS Journey

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on Michael Cox’s ALS Journey

My husband Michael has lived in Colorado most of his life. He worked in the oil industry before joining construction industry and working in every facet of construction roofing, siding, decking, remodeling and new construction. He was even the general contractor when we built our home in Florence in 2005. I met Michael on a…

Karen Bickett, ALS Hero, And Sandy Inspiring ALS Journey

Karen Bickett’s ALS Journey

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on Karen Bickett’s ALS Journey

I am a 71 year old woman, I have been with my wife, Sandy, for 35 years and legally married for the last 4 years. We have had a wonderful life together. We have enjoyed hiking, camping, travel, and birdwatching! We are lucky enough to have a fabulous network of friends and family. My symptoms…