Chris Piper was diagnosed with ALS in the fall of 2016 and died from ALS January 2019. He was my older brother--the 2nd of us four Piper kids.
HIs had started in his hands. He had a pretty good attitude for what was happening, as well as great care by his wife, Marla.
The ALS society of Iowa was helpful in his care. They regularly visited and took items for him to use in his home from their loan closet. He had door handles, a power lift chair, and a hospital bed, as well as other health related items..
We wish there was an effective treatment for this awful disease.
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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 a person with ALS 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.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!