Donation so far:  $55,000

loaner closet

The Loaner Closet is an extensive inventory of medical equipment which is offered free of charge to area ALS and neurological patients who lack the means to purchase it. 

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Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease. 

scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to the 4th year medical student at Tulane or LSU who aspires to a radiology residency (Dr. McDaniel was a radiologist) or neurology residency. 

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Please consider walking with us or sponsoring us. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.

 

 

Where there are people in need, we’ll be there lending a hand, a smile, and an encouraging word.

 

 

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Dr. Kelvin McDaniel ALS Foundation