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Old 02-12-2013, 12:08 PM #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: NFL players make ad for ALS awareness

Oh, Elaine, I'm sorry. I hate the thought of upsetting you. I can understand why the ad would hit too close to home for PALS.

But in terms of the general public, I think the ad's stark message is what's needed. Many people don't know what ALS is or what it does to people. I didn't before my brother was diagnosed. People tend not to pay attention until it impacts them directly. The message I'd really like to see get out there is the fact that ALS is a so-called "orphan disease," defined as one that affects fewer than 200,000 people at a time, and as such is overlooked for funding and research. That's simply unacceptable.
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