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Chad McBride (left), Jackson Saunders McBride, and Allen Saunders.

A Nebraska dad diagnosed with ALS in January calls the lockdown ‘a double-edged blessing’

Chad McBride says his terminal diagnosis has given him a unique perspective on the pandemic.

Peter Frates who started the viral Ice Bucket Challenge died after a battle with ALS

Frates, 34, a former all-star athlete and Boston College alum, was diagnosed with ALS in 2012 and launched the challenge two years later raise funds.
Dan Hare and his wife, Bryanna.

A man with ALS was denied service at a restaurant after waiters thought he was intoxicated

Dan Hare, 26, was diagnosed last month with ALS, and has since experienced the symptoms impacting his voluntary muscle movement and his speech.
Alice Zhang, co-founder and CEO of drug discovery company Verge Genomics

Meet the 29-year-old who founded a company that’s using technology to find treatments for diseases thought to be incurable

Verge Genomics is using technology to develop new treatments for diseases thought to be incurable such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS.

The FDA just approved the first new drug to treat ALS in 22 years

The drug, known chemically as edaravone, is already sold by Japanese pharmaceutical company Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma in Japan and South Korea.
Physicist Stephen Hawking used his cheek muscles to communicate.

Stephen Hawking was only expected to live a few years after being diagnosed with ALS at age 21 — here’s what the disease is

Stephen Hawking died on March 14 at the age of 76. But the physicist lived for 55 years before that with debilitating, nerve-killing ALS.

Legendary San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark has ALS, and suspects football may be a cause

Dwight Clark, famous for making The Catch, announced over the weekend he has ALS. He said he suspected football may be a cause.

Paralyzed patients can control computers just by moving their eyes, thanks to this free software

It's called OptiKey and, being free, it's a few thousand dollars cheaper than the competition.