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    My brother has new symptoms - legs stop working for days at a time

    Hello all, For the last 4 months my brother has been having 6 weekly IVIG treatments to rule out possible MMN, and seemed to be responding - his bicep which had atrophied is growing and he's regained use of a finger that had stopped working. However in the last few weeks he's developed a new...
  2. Mediasmart

    Non-VA Benefits?

    My wife and I are both over 65 and take SS. We also care for her mother, 95 and Parkinsons, and lives with us. My wife has developed seizures in the last two months and is not well, pretty much confined to the house as these seizures render her unresponsive for as much as 3 hours. I am still...
  3. T

    Financial problems

    My husband has had ALS since September 2011. We have been married for 32 years. My son and I both have quit our jobs to care for him. We love him dearly and will do and have done anything and everything for him. He is wheelchair bound, has a feeding tube, and is wearing his BIPAP at night and...
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    Financial help

    I have a unique question regarding financial aid or help I have a friend who was diagnosed a couple of years ago He has a family of 6 in his household Because of the health insurance options were so high he opted out of insurance for himself that pertained specifically to his ALS...
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    Financial Support for Caregivers

    I'm the primary caregiver to a close friend with ALS, Patti-PALS. We're exploring ways that we can be financially supported once she goes on disability (probably within six months) and her care requires more of my time. She has disability insurance, but it may not be quite enough to cover...
  6. E

    Diagnosed Today 9/8/2014

    I found this forum, and have already read lots of useful information. I am a 38 y/o male that was diagnosed today with ALS. I am currently going through a litany of emotions, which I am sure is quite normal. I am a positive guy, and also a pragmatist. What concerns me the most, as of this very...
  7. S

    Help for a friend

    Hi All, New to the board. Have a friend who has ALS and is getting to the point where he can't be left alone because he has started to choke on his saliva every once in awhile. His wife has to work because she works at a small company and no FMLA is offered. His ins doesn't pay for just a...
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    Idea of financial help.

    What if we as a community, donated whatever we could afford to a person in bad need. Maybe a person with extra time, maybe someone who has lost their love to als. Could take in some kind of application or letter,with an address and we would all send a donation to them, who would then send it on...
  9. Brother

    Grant Writing Assignment

    Hi, I really don't know where to put this post. While looking for possible sources to get financial help for my sister, Marsha, I came across a grant writing course that appealed to me, so I signed up. The instructors would like us to have an actual project to work on that may actually see...
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    so many questions

    Hi, I am new to this site. My mother in law was just diagnosed with ALS. She believed for the longest time that she had bereyes sydrome? Not for sure how to spell it, but she thought that she was actually sick due to a flu shot that she had received. All of her symptoms started shortly after...
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