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With the help of planning, persistence and technology, some people prefer to live on their own

Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 14:35, By: Miriam Davidson
When it comes to living independently with ALS, Fern Cohen of Queens, N.Y., tells it like it is. “I can live without a man,” Cohen states on her blog, “but I can’t live without my machines.”

One family's determination to grab life's gusto

Posted on Monday, November 1, 2010 - 13:57, By: Bill Norman
For someone with ALS, Martin Wallem sure manages to do a lot of hiking — not to mention deep sea fishing and snow skiing. All with a little help from his friends and some innovative sports equipment. Wallem, 40, received an ALS diagnosis in 2002, although his symptoms began a year before. He...
Posted on Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 13:51, By: ALSN Staff
Augie Nieto, co-chair with his wife Lynne of MDA’s ALS Division and head of MDA’s ALS research initiative Augie’s Quest, has written his latest book using a toe-operated trackball.
Posted on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 09:16, By: Kathy Wechsler
David N. Gresh Entering sweepstakes via the Internet is a “lifeline to sanity” for David N. Gresh of Honeoye Falls, N.Y.
Posted on Monday, December 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: Freelance
Posted on Monday, September 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: Kathy Wechsler
Scott Lew, left, directing a “Bickford” scene on location with actors Patrick Fugit and Olivia Wilde.
Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 12:15, By: Amy Madsen
Despite ALS, Lorri Coppola continues to train, walking a mile a day, three days a week, usually at the College of Marin close to her Greenbrae apartment. Photo by Shirley Pierce.

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