Almost everyone more commonly knows ALS as Lou Gehrig's desiese. ALS is often called Lou Gehrig's disease after the hall-of-fame baseball player, Lou Gehrig. He was diagnosed with ALS in the 1930s. Over time, Lou Gehrig's disease causes the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord to shrink and dissappper, so that the muscles no longer receive signals to move. As a result, the muscles become smaller and weaker. That is why Lou Geherig had to quit his steller career at baseball. He played to the best of his ability, but it was just too hard for him. At the end of his career, he gave his famous "luckiest man alive speech". That was a special time for both the fans and the students.
Mary Valastro Pinto
Mary Valastro Pinto is Buddy's mom form cake boss, a popular TV show on the air. During the fifth season of Cake Boss, It because eminent that Mary was suffering from ALS. The starting episode was sweet but sad. Mary ate a red velvet cupcake more with her fists than with her hands. This is because of her ALS and loss of motor control in her hands. It was quite sad.
Professor Stephen Hawking is a well-known example of a person with MND, and has lived for more than 40 years with the disease. Stephen Hawking: The internationally renowned Physicist, has defied time and doctor's pronouncements that he would not live 2-years beyond his 21 years of age when he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The symptoms of Lou Gehrig's Disease are very similar to those of CP, Hawking cannot walk, talk, breathe easy, swallow and has difficulty in holding up his head.
Pendergast was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, when he was 44 years old. Pendergast rode in his electric wheelchair from Yankee Stadium, where Gehrig played, to Washington, D.C. The 350-mile journey took 15 days to complete. Pendergast's symbolic journey, which he called a "Ride for Life," launched his advocacy campaign for increased research funding and Medicare laws for people living with ALS. Now in its ninth year, the annual Ride For Life has become a major ALS event, raising nearly $2 million so far. According to Ride For Life , more than 30,000 Americans have ALS, which is incurable and causes increasing paralysis, resulting in death from respiratory failure.