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The ALS support forum is an all-volunteer driven resource provided free of charge to help anyone directly or indirectly affected by ALS and MND (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). We help individuals get support with ALS, as well as providing ALS caregiver support, and people affected by ALS with help, questions and answers, and private discussions; all under one roof.

The ALS support and MND help forums are here for individuals like yourself - people impacted by ALS and MND (motor neuron disease), whether you're a caregiver, patient, friend or family member.

Our community consists of individuals working together; exchanging information, providing moral support, caregiver support and general help with ALS - together we cope with ALS, make friends, and help one another support those with ALS.

We encourage you to join our support group to ask questions, get help with ALS, and to share experiences.

Remember, you're not alone, chat about your journey with ALS with people that understand and have experience with this deadly disease.

Together we provide hope, information, support, help, and friendship. ALS support staff, individuals, mothers, daughters, brothers, sisters, patients, caregivers and friends alike.

We've already made a big difference, help us do even better, join today to get help with ALS.

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ALSforum is a support group to help people deal with the daily living issues associated with ALS. The ALS forum will connect you with people that can provide answers, support and help with ALS.

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Recent ALS chat and support group threads

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DateThread Title / Views
12-19-14  →  Vehicle for the Wheelchair and Me (129 views, 6 replies)
12-19-14  →  Smart Vest??? (89 views, 1 replies)
12-19-14  →  In Limbo and feeling scared (165 views, 4 replies)
12-19-14  →  Not doing good (174 views, 13 replies)
12-19-14  →  Hi I'm a 19 year old boy that thinks I might have ALS. (154 views, 4 replies)
12-19-14  →  als in the neck (157 views, 2 replies)
12-19-14  →  Hyperexcitability phase (196 views, 3 replies)
12-19-14  →  First Family Gathering since Diagnoses (139 views, 2 replies)
12-19-14  →  Scared of ALS symptoms, awaiting a neuro appointment (182 views, 4 replies)
12-18-14  →  Question about wheelchair elevating seat (142 views, 4 replies)
12-18-14  →  Advance Direction Question (198 views, 12 replies)
12-18-14  →  New Insight Into How Motor Neurons in Brain Die During ALS (176 views, 2 replies)
12-18-14  →  Jevity (73 views, 0 replies)
12-18-14  →  Formula cost (90 views, 1 replies)
12-18-14  →  No mum, no christmas.. (179 views, 8 replies)
12-18-14  →  bulbar symptoms and more (240 views, 9 replies)
12-18-14  →  Charlotte's Web (130 views, 1 replies)
12-17-14  →  Muscle Burning - No Wasting (306 views, 7 replies)
12-17-14  →  Another new guy, just saying hello (333 views, 14 replies)
12-17-14  →  Rough day (254 views, 10 replies)
12-17-14  →  Trying to understand EMG (234 views, 3 replies)
12-17-14  →  Timeline of symptoms - should I be concerned? (474 views, 14 replies)
12-17-14  →  Gp terrified me (400 views, 7 replies)
12-17-14  →  Eyelids will not open (344 views, 13 replies)
12-17-14  →  Selling VMAX+ (w/ Eyemax) for low-price. (87 views, 1 replies)
12-17-14  →  Just a little update (203 views, 2 replies)
12-17-14  →  Are these possible signs of ALS? (378 views, 7 replies)
12-16-14  →  Question about When to get PEG? (144 views, 8 replies)
12-16-14  →  Got a email from Winning The Fight (353 views, 14 replies)
12-16-14  →  Steve is 58 today (295 views, 16 replies)
12-16-14  →  Two Falls (331 views, 15 replies)
12-16-14  →  Beautiful but ghoulish day (256 views, 11 replies)
12-16-14  →  Prozac for anxiety? (413 views, 25 replies)
12-15-14  →  Experience with adaptive clothing? (194 views, 6 replies)
12-15-14  →  Muscle twitching (298 views, 1 replies)
12-15-14  →  Ubiquinol vs CoQ10 (214 views, 7 replies)
12-15-14  →  Now the bad news (421 views, 12 replies)
12-15-14  →  Pump Trials (Wow what a difference) (218 views, 3 replies)
12-15-14  →  Exercising and stretching - not PALS but CALS (152 views, 3 replies)
12-15-14  →  Potty 101 or has this ever happened to you? (434 views, 20 replies)
12-14-14  →  Has anyone decided to not have a peg? (508 views, 17 replies)
12-14-14  →  Dad passed away from ALS, now I have some symptoms (371 views, 5 replies)
12-14-14  →  Used Dynavox Maestro Series V (Minneapolis,MN) (85 views, 0 replies)
12-14-14  →  Twitching (387 views, 8 replies)
12-13-14  →  Excessive Burping (301 views, 13 replies)
12-13-14  →  strange symptoms, scared to death. (305 views, 2 replies)
12-12-14  →  PEG Tube Change Today (226 views, 4 replies)
12-12-14  →  Need Advice (461 views, 7 replies)
12-12-14  →  Starting the journey... (382 views, 11 replies)
12-12-14  →  Back Again..Deal or don't. (321 views, 5 replies)
03-31-06  →  Sporty Wheelchair? (sporty wheelchair for rough terrain)
03-31-06  →  Eric Edney and Even Better Now (important read for those affected by ALS)
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Sponsorship and thanks

A very special thank you goes out to Al Pettit (ALS forum moderator supreme). Al passed away in 2012 from ALS. It's with great joy that we know Al is watching us from above. Without Al Pettit's hardwork, kind nature, and thorough knowledge of ALS, this website would not be as important, or as helpful, as it is today.

A special thank you also goes to our web technology sponsor. ALSforums.com benefits from non profit website design in Toronto, web development and web maintenance by the kind folks at Intrigue Design located in Toronto, Ontario. Without the generosity and sponsorship of Intrigue as well as the sponsored hosting, this P'ALS community would not be possible.

In lieu of the success of this site we've launched a similar moderated support forum in beta at Fibromyalgia Forums and Lyme Forums. Fibromyalgia Forums supports individuals with Fibromyalgia, and those that suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and chronic pain related syndromes. Lyme Forums is for individuals and groups that are affected by Lyme disease, whether family members, friends or those infected with Lyme.

Most importantly, a very big thank you to all of our heroic members and daily visitors - if only we could have met on different terms - keep up the fight!

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