FamilyAffaires.com Community Advocate, Roseann Vanella has been challenged to the #alsicebucketchallenge! As part of our mission, we bring resource, tools and information to families going through life changes. It’s important to spread the word about many illnesses, bring awareness and help find cures!
Lou Gehrig’s Disease or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. Learn more about ALS at The ALS Association.
Roseann challenges all of the FamilyAffaires.com Contributors & our community to perform the challenge and help spread the word!