The family and friends of Robert A. (Bob) Stehlin, founder of the RASCALS Foundation, are hosting a Trivia Night, Saturday, September 6, 2014, in an effort to raise monies to assist his family with the financial burdens that ALS has placed on them over the past 5 years. Julie Tristan will be the Emcee for the evening.
Following a difficult start to the 1939 baseball season, Lou Gehrig visited the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in June of that year. Doctors there felt certain that the Yankees captain and future Hall of Famer was struggling due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The diagnosis was confirmed on June 19, his 36th birthday. He would never play baseball again.
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Fact: There are people in whom ALS has stopped progressing and a small number of people in whom the symptoms of ALS reversed. Hopefully one day soon every patient’s symptoms will be reversed, and ALS itself erased from the planet. But we need your help.
Greater than 50% of all persons with living with ALS survive more than 3 years after diagnosis.
Clearly the ALS community still has a long way to go to finding a cure, or even effective treatment options. And that’s also why fundraising is such an important part of what we do here at the RASCALS Foundation.
Physical therapy and special equipment can enhance patients’ independence and safety throughout the course of ALS.
Riluzole, the first treatment to alter the course of ALS, was approved by the FDA in late 1995. This antiglutamate drug was shown scientifically to prolong the life of persons with ALS by at least a few months.
Lou Gehrig’s disease eventually affects total body movement, as well as speech, swallowing and breathing. ALS ultimately results in a total body paralysis, inability to speak, inability to eat or drink by mouth, and inability to breathe unassisted. Finally there is simply an inability to breathe.
It’s impossible to detail all the benefits of private insurance providers, but Social Security assistance is something every ALS family should investigate.