ALS Sufferer Hopes To Raise Awareness With Walk
September 16, 2016 - als
Two years ago, Cathy Kaehler of Smithville started losing coherence in her hands and arms. She went to her orthopedic alloy to find out what was wrong.
“They took testing, did some testing, EMG and a haughtiness conduction and sent me to a neurologist where we was diagnosed with ALS,” she said.
ALS is commotion that affects a duty of nerves and muscles. It affects your ability to walk, write, speak, swallow, and breathe and is always terminal.
Kaehler could travel when she was initial diagnosed and now she uses a energy wheelchair. That’s since Kaehler is formulation an ALS Awareness Walk during a Sackets Harbor Battlefield.
“People will know it as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, many positively with a ice bucket challenge,” she said, “but after that’s all pronounced and finished they don’t know a onslaught that ALS patients go by on a day-to-day basis.”
The income a travel raises will go to a ALS Association of Upstate New York.
“We inspire people to travel since ALS patients no longer can, so it’s critical that they comprehend that it’s critical for them to do something that they can remove during anytime with this disease,” Kaehler said.
The initial ALS Awareness Walk will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sep 18. You can register a day of or forward of time during web.alsa.org.