*Final Farewell To Mike Lopez Jr.* it is hard to imagine anyone who followed football in Oregon in the 1980′s not remembering his name. It struck fear into many an opponent and his #19 was called and shouted often at Oregon State where he did some legendary things. He was one of the greatest athletes to every come out of Oregon and was an All American and named Gatorade Player Of The Year. The 1981 Graduate of Aloha was truly special in every way and was known by those closest to him as “Magic Mike”!
The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation to provide an additional $7.5 million in continued funding for the ALS Research Program (ALSRP) at the Department of Defense. If enacted, it would bring total funding for the program to nearly $50 million.
Thank you to everyone who made the trip to Washington last month for National ALS Advocacy Day and also to those who participated in our online virtual Advocacy Day. Your outreach to Members of Congress in support of
The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter’s Run to Defeat ALS
I am running in the 2013 Chicago Marathon in memory of my mother, Donna McNeice, my friend John Keator, and a family friend Bob O'Neil who all recently lost their battles to ALS. I am also running in memory of Michael Lopez (Team Cure ALS), who lead an inspirational battle with ALS and in the process has raised ALS awareness and was a source of hope to so many people. I want to help all those who are currently battling ALS. It is my goal to raise ALS Awareness and help find a cure for this dreaded disease.
If you would like to make a donation and help David "Stay Commited to a CURE for ALS please visit this link:
Rock Steady Boxing, the first and only boxing program of its kind in the country, was founded in 2006 by former Marion County Prosecutor, Scott C. Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s.
The seed for what would eventually become Rock Steady Boxing was planted when Newman began intense, one-on-one, boxing training just a few years after he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s at the age of 40. Newman witnessed the dramatic improvement in his physical health, agility and daily functioning through the.........................
MADISON, Wis. — Transplantation of human stem cells in an experiment conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison improved survival and muscle function in rats used to model ALS, a nerve disease that destroys nerve control of muscles, causing death by respiratory failure.
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is sometimes called “Lou Gehrig’s disease." According to the ALS Association, the condition strikes about 5,600 Americans each year. Only about half of patients are alive three years after diagnosis.
In work recently completed at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, Masatoshi Suzuki, an assistant professor of ..........................
Prof. Molly Shoichet (photo courtesy of Shoichet Lab) One of the challenges facing stem cell researchers is how to ensure that cells delivered to patients don't die after transplantation to the point of care.
Last autumn, Hisashi Moriguchi stunned the world of stem-cell science by claiming he had become the first person to transfer induced pluripotent stem cells into patients. In a now-infamous front-page spread in the Yomiuri Shimbun — which has the largest number of subscribers of any newspaper in the world — Moriguchi said he created a type of iPS cells, differentiated.....
Argeo Paul Cellucci, a Hudson native who rose from a smalltown selectman to become governor of Massachusetts and later US ambassador to Canada, died at home this afternoon after a five-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
From the familiar steps of "West Side Story" to as-yet unseen professional dance choreography, a group of enthusiastic dancers joined professional dancers David Leventhal and Lesley Garrison today for a dance for Parkinson's disease.
Media Alert Community Votes Hartsook Into 2nd Round
Who: April Hartsook, Triad Fitness Philanthropist What: Contest Voting to Benefit ALS Research & Funding (2ND ROUND) When: Deadline for voting is June 15 Where Kona Inspired Ironman Competition website
Winston-Salem, NC - Noted Fitness Philanthropist, April Hartsook needs your vote to nominate her for participation in the World Championship Ironman Triathlon, so that she can help raise awareness for ALS.
" Two of my mentors died from ALS, and my dear friend Karen has ALS, so we need to find a cure", said April. " We are doing important research right here at Wake Forest Medical Center, but I want to get to the race so we can bring international attention to this horrible disease".
The public can help send April to the Ironman World Championship Triathlon competition by simply clicking to the website below, watch the inspiration video, and then place their vote.
Researchers based at the University of California, Los Angeles announced today that they’ve found an abundant, cheap, easy-to-obtain source of stem cells that could prove to be ideal for regenerating all the basic tissue types of the human body.
Medicare Coverage of Speech Generating Devices (SGD)Medicare will cover the cost of a SGD if you have Medicare Part B services.
1. You must live in your family home or an assisted living facility
2. Medicare will not cover the cost of a SGD if you are in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or on hospice.
*Medicare will cover 80% of the allowable cost of the device. Secondary insurance should pay the remaining 20% but that is not always the case. If you do not have secondary insurance, you will be responsible for the 20% co-pay. There are funds available from charitable organizations that may help pay for any deductible or co-pay that insurance does not cover.
*Medicare classifies SGD’s as “durable medical equipment” (DME) and will cover the device under this classification.
*An assessment by a speech-language pathologist is required to document that this device is needed to meet your daily functional communication needs. 80% of the cost of the assessment is covered by Medicare. The remaining charge can be billed to secondary insurance (if applicable) or will be billed to the client.
*A doctors prescription is required.
*Once the assessment has been completed, appropriate paperwork will be submitted to the vendor of the device. This process usually takes approximately one to two months.
*If the vendor feels all the paperwork is in order, they will ship the device directly to you.
Training on your device can be provided by:
> Vendor—many vendors offer training sessions at no cost.
> Facility—the facility where you received your device can provide training. The cost of the training session is covered by Medicare.
> Chapter—the ALS Association may have resources available for training.