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The Nielsen Family Story

Barbara Nielsen shares her family story here: Our story begins in the fall of 2004, when our son, Mark, was told he had ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).  In this degenerative … Continued

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Approximately 10% of people diagnosed with ALS also have a family member that has been diagnosed with ALS. Several specific genes have been associated with ALS. Of those persons with … Continued

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My Dad, David

My Dad, David Shoemaker, was diagnosed with ALS on March 2, 2009. One day later I gave birth to my daughter. She was such a blessing to my Dad as … Continued