Man battling ALS shares his story with WESH 2 News

March 12, 2016 - als

. MEREDITH: IT’S A DISEASE THAT TAKES AWAY YOUR ABILITY TO AND DEPENDENT. FIGHT OF HIS LIFE HE MAY HAVE A HARD TIME TALKING, BUT HIS MESSAGE CAN STILL BE HEARD. HE HOPES YOU’LL JOIN EOLA SATURDAY MORNING TO BATTLE THIS VICIOUS DISEASE. REPORTER: IT MAY BE HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHAT CLAY BRITTON IS SAYING, BUT YOU CAN FEEL HIS HE’S THANKFUL FOR THE SUPPORT AND CARE OF HIS FAMILY AS HE FACES HIS BIGGEST OPPONENT ALS. CLAY WAS THE PICTURE OF HEALTH CLIMBING MACHU PICCHU TRAINING FOR IRON MAN BUILDING HIS BACK PORCH, EVEN HIS BAR. BUT IN LATE 2012 CLAY NOTICED A CHANGE IN HIS HANDS, HE WASN’T ABLE TO CUT HIS NAILS AND DO EVERYDAY TASKS. HIS DOCTOR, ALICIA CABRERA SAYS HIS SYMPTOMS PROGRESSED SLOWLY,BUT THAT MOST WEAKNESS IN THEIR LIMBS, STIFFNESS OF THE MUSCLES, SLURRED SPEECH AND LOSS OF DEXTERITY. THE CELLS THAT ARE IN CHARGE DYING, WHEREVER THEY ARE. CORD. IT WILL CAUSE A PROGRESSIVE DETERIORATION IN THE STRENGTH BODY. MEREDITH: CLAY’S FAMILY AND STEP OF THE WAY, FROM GETTING TO WORK. BUT IT’S TOUGH TO WATCH THE ALWAYS COUNTED ON NEEDING YOU MORE THAN BECAUSE HE WAS THAT GUY YOU ALWAYS DEPENDED ON. THEM. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE ALS, THAT ROBS A PERSON AND ROBS THEIR LIFE, LIKE ALS. THERE IS NOTHING. MEREDITH: LIKE MOST PATIENTS WITH ALS, CLAY’S BODY MAY HAVE GIVEN UP ON HIM, BUT HIS MIND IS ON POINT. HE CONTINUES TO WORK AS A PRINTING MANAGER AND TAKES CARE OF HIS BELOVED DOGS. IT’S NOT EASY TO THE DISEASE HAS CHANGED HIS INSIDE. MEREDITH: CLAY ALSO COMMUNICATES THROUGH TEXT MESSAGING, AND HIS BIG MESSAGE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS THIS WEEK IS TO WALK TO DEFEAT ALS. ACCORDING TO THE CDC THE DISEASE AFFECTS NEARLY 15,000 AMERICANS. YOU CAN HELP ALL OF LAKE EOLA GETTING OUT THERE AND WALKING AND BEING ABLE TO START THE IS HUGE. YOUR PITY, JUST A CURE. TAX — PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE. MEREDITH: CLAY WAS RECENTLY ACCEPTED TO A CLINICAL TRIAL AND HOPES IT SLOWS THE PROGRESSION OF THE DISEASE. YOU CAN JOIN THE WALK TO DEFEAT

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