ALSN Vol. 13, No. 8

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 Monday, September 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: Bill Norman
Some of the living costs associated with ALS have big price tags (power wheelchairs being a prime example), but many low-cost aids are available to make daily around-the-home activities easier for both caregivers and people with ALS. Ingress and egress
Posted on Monday, September 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
For more than 40 years, Jerry Lewis has orchestrated a great American tradition — the MDA Labor Day Telethon — dedicated to bringing help and hope to people coping with progressive muscle diseases. The 21½-hour show will shine a bright light on the battle against ALS.
Posted on Monday, September 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
MDA’s eighth annual Wings Over Wall Street event will be held Sept. 25 at the New York Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square. Supported by celebrities and New York financial leaders, the gala raises awareness and funds to support MDA’s ALS research program, including the research teams of...
Posted on Monday, September 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: Freelance
My mother has ALS and is a resident of a long term care (LTC) facility in Poplar Bluff, Mo. I’m a registered nurse who works in nursing homes, and yet I still can find myself struggling with the system over my mother’s care. My mother, Amelda Dees, age 84, depends completely on others for her care...

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