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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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Experience has shown that there are many individuals ready, willing, and actively taking advantage of people searching for information about ALS and MND. These individuals are shameless in their pursuits and often use spam e-mail tactics, or worse yet, false claims, promises of miracle cures, misleading leading information and fear tactics in order to profit from your situation.

Have something to add to our information about potential scams? Do you have a personal story to share? Please feel free to share it with us through our publicly available ALS support and help groups. Working together we can make the Internet a safer place for people affected by ALS/MND.

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Recent ALS chat and support group threads

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03-31-15  →  Bad Day today (61 views, 4 replies)
03-31-15  →  Update (132 views, 1 replies)
03-31-15  →  1000 questions and no answers (76 views, 2 replies)
03-31-15  →  If it isnt 1 thing its 20..so frustrated (134 views, 8 replies)
03-31-15  →  Liver flush/cleanse (114 views, 2 replies)
03-30-15  →  General symptom question /Update (185 views, 3 replies)
03-30-15  →  A Joy to the World! (190 views, 9 replies)
03-30-15  →  Controlling the television (134 views, 2 replies)
03-30-15  →  Read Stickies--- Looking for opinions. (266 views, 7 replies)
03-30-15  →  PLS Diagnosis (210 views, 5 replies)
03-29-15  →  Peg irritation (262 views, 2 replies)
03-29-15  →  Evening breathing issues (200 views, 6 replies)
03-29-15  →  typing apps?? (169 views, 4 replies)
03-29-15  →  Dynavox and Electric Lift to Stand For Sale (93 views, 0 replies)
03-28-15  →  Do I have ALS? (314 views, 8 replies)
03-28-15  →  Hello everyone read the stickies but would love some advice. (275 views, 10 replies)
03-28-15  →  ALS Director coming to my home (238 views, 5 replies)
03-28-15  →  Previous Thread Closed, quick weakness question.. (336 views, 7 replies)
03-28-15  →  Wife newly diagnosed with PBP (246 views, 6 replies)
03-27-15  →  declined...depressed (353 views, 9 replies)
03-27-15  →  Tirasemtiv going Phase III (185 views, 2 replies)
03-27-15  →  first visit to Neuromuscular Doctor (288 views, 7 replies)
03-27-15  →  Climbing the mountain (197 views, 4 replies)
03-27-15  →  Keep hoping this is a bad dream:( mom recently diagnosed (352 views, 8 replies)
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03-27-15  →  Turning in bed with both shoulders in pain (369 views, 17 replies)
03-27-15  →  Easy foods to swallow (185 views, 6 replies)
03-27-15  →  Gag reflex kicking in (231 views, 4 replies)
03-26-15  →  papaya enzyme. (192 views, 3 replies)
03-26-15  →  CALS and PALS I need some ideas (134 views, 1 replies)
03-26-15  →  Weird leg symptoms. Concerned, help! (337 views, 11 replies)
03-26-15  →  COST OF C9orf72 TEST (225 views, 3 replies)
03-26-15  →  Progression;Timelines (366 views, 8 replies)
03-25-15  →  just diagnosed with pbp (210 views, 3 replies)
03-25-15  →  Bipap, Crossed another line (295 views, 8 replies)
03-25-15  →  Still Waiting (216 views, 3 replies)
03-10-15  →  Rapid weight loss? (720 views, 17 replies)
03-25-15  →  Still worried, confused and grieving... (414 views, 6 replies)
03-25-15  →  Travelling to Infinity - the BOOK (195 views, 5 replies)
03-24-15  →  Carbon dioxide poisoning (320 views, 10 replies)
03-24-15  →  How do I know when its time? Walker to PWC transition? (426 views, 19 replies)
03-24-15  →  Can PLS/ALS be the result of a curse? (223 views, 6 replies)
03-24-15  →  Last visit at neurologist created more questions than answers (334 views, 5 replies)
03-24-15  →  Is it possible that I was misdiagnosed 13 years ago? Please help (589 views, 17 replies)
03-23-15  →  Going for the Vent (538 views, 15 replies)
03-23-15  →  Pretty bad news (932 views, 23 replies)
03-23-15  →  genetic testing and sporadic als (196 views, 4 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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