Dozens of friends, family members and supporters of former Auburn Auburn City Councilor Peter Ruzicka drove past his home on Sunday morning to offer encouragement in his fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Well-wishers gathered at Emerson Park and drove past Ruzicka's current home on East Lake Road in Owasco.
Beyond the physical struggle of paralysis, it's the loss of Independence that can be the hardest to bear mentally and emotionally. But this morning, there's new hope for people living with paralysis, attempt to regain that Independence, take back control of their world using direct thought.
The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter will host their Lou Gehrig Legacy Gala on Monday, November 9th, at 7:00PM.
The virtual celebration will recognize former Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. and mark the 25th Anniversary of his record-breaking game when he surpassed Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak.
An experimental drug combination lengthens survival for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), new research shows. A previous clinical trial found that the two-drug combo -- called AMX0035 -- slowed progression of the neurodegenerative disease over six months.