Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. People living with the disease become progressively paralyzed due to degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Eighty per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis - unable to breathe or swallow. Ten per cent of those affected may live for 10 years or longer.
About ALS PEI
We work together, as a family, with service clubs, private industry and healthcare providers to help Islanders and their families affected by ALS.
As we grow, also growing, are the needs of people living with this disease. There is no cure for ALS, but more and more, we are learning what can be done to enhance life.Funds from the ALS Walk and other fundraising activities have enabled us to buy BiPAP machines to provide non-invasive home ventilator support, suction machines, ceiling tracking, and communicators.