MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 11, No. 2

Cover Story

Who knew that ALS could be such a funny disease? I don’t mean that the everyday fight is funny, but the situations and perceptions that ALS creates can be extremely humorous. My first glimpse into the disease’s funny side came at Christmas 1995, when I made my first trip out in my power wheelchair...


A splint can provide helpful support for your hand. Everyone’s ALS is different. There’s no set process in which the disease occurs. Weakness can start in the legs, arms or the muscles that control speech and swallowing. Weakness may start in your hands, or it may start in your shoulders, c...

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