Symptoms And Treatment Of A Life Switch Essay

1147 Words Mar 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
A Life Switch Her mother and grandmother both got diagnosed and sadly passed away due to the sickness of ALS disease. And at 18 years old the symptoms started slowly beginning. This was the life of Sabrina Parker. She was in young love with a boy named Matt, and they were best friends. Sabrina didn’t want to tell anyone about her symptoms, because she knew they were bad. After a couple months her symptoms got worse and she had to be helped. Every day and night she faced hardships and Matt wouldn’t give up on her. She battled for months until it finally took over her body and she passed away (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease”107-109). This happens to 30,000 people in the U.S. per year (“Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis” Human Diseases and Conditions 79). Diseases alone can be a gruesome battle to face in life. ALS is a life changing disease that remains a problem. Symptoms, causes, treatment, preventions, signs, even the history of it can help one know the impact about ALS. Lou Gehrig’s disease otherwise known as its scientific name, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that affects motor neurons in your brain and spinal cord. Which means that it breaks down tissues that affects how your body works (“ALS Association” What

is ALS? 1). Jean Charcot is a rather significant name when it comes to ALS. In the mid 1800’s Jean was the first to describe it and physically see it, under a microscope of course. He was also the genius that came up with the name amyotrophic lateral…

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