Factoid Friday #1

Thank God it’s Factoid Friday!  This is the first installment of various facts and figures about ALS…

The life expectancy of an ALS patient is about two to five years from the time of diagnosis.  However, more than half of all patients live more than three years (approximately 15% live three to four years, 20% live five years or more, up to 10% survive ten years or more, and 5% live twenty years).  There are even cases in which the disease has stopped progressing and a small number of cases where symptoms have reversed.
Source: www.alsa.org

5 thoughts on “Factoid Friday #1

  • You're welcome Steve. I also knew very little about ALS before I was diagnosed, so you're not alone. That's why I created this blog! Anyway, thanks for reading. Love you too and I hope to see you soon.
  • Brian, Let me just say I think its absolutely phenomenal you have decided to start writing about ALS. Even though your getting constantly "slapped in the face" by this horrible disease you arent running from it. Instead, you now seem willing to face it for what it is. I can see and picture you staring right back into it's eyes and saying,"No matter what you do to me, I will tell others all about you…so hit me with your best shot!" I look forward to reading more of your blogs. Keep up the good battle and as always… I still BELIEVE. Jimmy B-Your 115 lb. Ram teammate and true beginner of, "My League!!"

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