Essay about A Rare Disease That Has No Cure

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A rare disease that has no cure
ALS is a rare disease that stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. In this neurodegenerative disease, the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged that control voluntary muscle movement. A person diagnosed with this disease starts having difficulties in eating, swallowing, and talking. The worst part of the disease is said to be that the patient’s brain is normal, meaning he can sense everything but can not do anything about it. It is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease because he was the first celebrity to be diagnosed with ALS. Lou Gehrig was a baseball player that played for new york yankees in the 1920s and 1930s. He retired after being diagnosed in 1939. He passed away in 1941 at the age of 38. Tweaking a sport to prevent young athletes from getting ALS is the right solution. Looking at the rate of people being diagnosed with ALS, scientists have to find a cure. Finding cures is not a simple task. It requires many work hours and millions of dollars. Government has created a website where anyone can donate money for research purposes. A new fundraising coup has started, known as the Ice Bucket Challenge. Almost everyone know about this challenge. In this challenge a person is nominated by someone. Before doing the challenge, he can nominate three other people. Most people donate one hundred dollars after the challenge. If one does not want to do the challenge he can donate money to the association. For example, Michelle Obama…

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