CARE TO BREATHE?
Care for ALS community
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons travel from the brain to the spinal cord via upper motor neurons, then to the muscles throughout the body via lower motor neurons. These motor neurons control all your muscle movements which then allows you to control your daily routine activities like walking, running, eating, picking up objects, and even breathing.
As ALS progresses, the diseased motor neurons eventually can cause death! The disease affects the motor neurons from the brain, leading to loss of muscle function. This eventually affects speaking, eating, moving, and breathing as the motor nerves lose their function throughout the body.
Care to Breathe? reaches with helping hands in to our community to make a difference. Although the “Ice Bucket Challenge” made great strides in bringing awareness about ALS to the US, we believe our community needs to understand how ALS patients need extra care and knowledge.
Care to Breathe? has the experience to deal with ALS patients, and we can provide respiratory services, knowledge, and a mentor who can assist the you with your new lifestyle by motivating, inspiring, and guiding patients. You are never alone and you can always depend on us during this difficult transition.