Walk to Defeat ALS

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The Annual Walk to Defeat ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) marched through the Great Park in Irvine on Nov. 5. Hundreds of walkers and wheelchair patients along with several thousand well wishers celebrated survivors and raised money for research on ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a degenerative neuromuscular disease which, in most cases, produces severe disababling paralysis and death within five years. Pat Carney, a long term survivor of almost 20 years, joined Katherine Serynek (age 16) at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

— All photos by Lawrence Sherwin ©

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  1. With my amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the first thing that happened almost 2 years ago now, was speaking as if I were drunk. I wasn’t. I initially did improve speech (articulating clearly but slow) but now I can no longer speak in an acceptable way. Then, a year later eating became problematic, I was biting my tongue and lips, and chewing became weak and less controlled. Soon after that some fingers started to fail me and things would drop out of my hands. Somewhere at that time bulbar ALS was diagnosed. The Rilutek (riluzole) did very little to help me. The medical team did even less. My decline was rapid and devastating.. We tried every shot available but nothing was working. There has been little if any progress in finding a reliable treatment, Our care provider introduced us to Kycuyu Health Clinic ALS/MND herbal treatment. The treatment is a miracle.i recovered significantly