May is National ALS month. The disease, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects about 30 thousand Americans.
According to the Wisconsin chapter of the ALS association, it can strike anyone, anytime, and most commonly strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70.
Ted Haakonson of Green Bay was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Since then, he has been taking part in a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic to help find a cause and a cure.
He and his mother Maryann shared their story on Good Day Wisconsin.
You can read more about Ted’s story in this issue of Hopeline Magazine.
You can learn more about the disease on the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter website.