ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
May 4, 2017
ALS: Behind The Mystery
ALS is a rare, debilitating neurodegenerative disease that can affect anyone. We’ll meet a man who has been diagnosed with ALS and faces daily challenges associated with the rare disease. We’ll also hear from Dr. Steven Perrin, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer at the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, Mass., who will explain the latest research in their dedicated efforts to seek a cure. It’s part of the Mystery Behind the Rare Disease series on the Balancing Act.
On this episode, Beth Troutman tells her story; Christina Nicholson embarks on an adventure to Orlando with her family; and former football player Marc Bouniconti shares his journey.
Three decades later, Marc Buoniconti, a quadriplegic, visits The Balancing Act to talk about his life, his mission, and his goal to one day walk again.
The Balancing Act's host Christina Nicholson and her family are embarking on a fun-filled vacation to Orlando, Fla., also known as the "theme park capital of the world."