Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Maxine Meyer

Location

Glendale, AZ

Maxine attended Arizona State University and discovered a lifelong love of dancing and the arts. Signing her paintings “Tomax,” Maxine produced oils for her friends, family and collectors in several states. One of her paintings depicts the ASU Sun Devil football team and was donated to the Sun Devil Stadium Hall of Fame. “Red Rose Ascending” was completed just before Maxine passed away.

Full name: 
Maxine Meyer
Artist: 
Maxine Meyer
Disease: 
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Medium: 
Oil

Michael Bougher

Location

Benicia, CA

Michael worked as a process control system designer and project manager for several years, but is now creating photo realistic digital paintings. He is virtually a quadriplegic and used a head pointer and a switch near his cheek to finish this artwork. Michael’s interests include astrophysics, quantum mechanics, American history and bird watching.

Full name: 
Michael Bougher
Artist: 
Michael Bougher
Disease: 
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Medium: 
Digital Media

Monty Topche

Location

Lauderhill, FL

Monty had been drawing since childhood and began painting in 1990 after retiring from the textile industry. He specialized in painting people, especially children, and loved to paint clowns and other happy characters. Monty won many awards, and his paintings have been exhibited throughout Florida.

Full name: 
Monty Topche
Artist: 
Monty Topche
Disease: 
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Medium: 
Watercolor

Thomas Nelson

Location

Temecula, CA

Tom retired from teaching at a community college in 2000 and was looking forward to playing and performing music. Months later, he received a diagnosis of ALS. As he has lost his mobility, beginning with his feet and moving upward, Tom has made adaptations every step of the way. Now a quadriplegic, Tom blinks his eyes to communicate and draw on a computer. “Orphan” is a drawing of a child with AIDS from southern Uganda.

Full name: 
Thomas Nelson
Artist: 
Thomas Nelson
Disease: 
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Medium: 
Digital Media

Facts About Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

For the booklet in English (updated June 2011): Download a printable PDF of this entire booklet.
Para el folleto en español: Descargar el folleto en formato PDF para imprimir.
 
To find the latest information about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), visit the ALS disease page.

Last Updated: 
Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:10

BrainStorm Hopes to Bring ALS Stem Cell Trial to US

Biotechnology company BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics has announced plans to collaborate with two American institutions to test its experimental stem cell technology in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the United States. The institutions are Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Care Guidelines

 

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released its new guidelines on patient care in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on Oct. 13, 2009. Several MDA-affiliated physicians were involved in their development.

Last Updated: 
Thu, 10/01/2009 - 13:17

MDA ALS Caregiver's Guide

Download a printable PDF of the entire guidebook PDF Document


The Journey

If you’re reading this guide, it’s probably because someone you care about deeply has ALS.

Last Updated: 
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 16:21

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