Help & Hope - 4:33
Meg Rooney, Les Turner ALS Foundation
Posted Aug 22, 2019
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a terminal progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and, generally, complete paralysis. ALS can, in some cases, also cause changes in intellectual function, mood, behavior or personality. While some symptoms are treatable, there is no known prevention or cure for ALS. Founded in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is the leader in comprehensive ALS care in Chicagoland. As one of the largest independent ALS groups in the country, the Foundation's team treats each person like family and is committed to supporting them every step of the way. The Foundation hosts numerous fundraising events each year, and encourages viewers to get involved with the cause.
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