ALS Cure

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgRecently we passed the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s admission of suffering from ALS.  Two other athletes have also died from this muscle disease.  They are Ezzard Charles, a boxer, and Catfish Hunter, a baseball pitcher.  Here in Batesville Jim Struewing is currently battling this disease.Researchers for years have been trying to figure out what happens between the muscles in our body, the nerve cells leading to the brain, and the spinal column.  In the last few years, they have discovered that there is a gene mutation designated as SOD1.  That discovery came in the mid 1990’s, but since they have discovered that there are 35 such mutations found in victims of ALS.The scientists are making progress but they need a lot more money to carry on the fight to find a cure.  Just knowing what happens is not enough.  They must find a way to fix it.  Since this was an anniversary year, the Ice Bucket Challenge kicked off a re-awareness of this debilitating disease.  We still do not have a cure.  So if you can help our scientists, and you are able, please give to this worthwhile cause.  Why this disease strikes very healthy athletes in their prime is a mystery.last_img read more