The Rhode to a Cure

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When Jennifer Rhode, an avid outdoorswoman, first started noticing symptoms of muscle weakness, the 33 year old chalked it up to getting out of shape. After seeing multiple doctors, Jennifer was diagnosed with ALS at Mayo Clinic in July of …

Creating Memories

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Kristin Rankin, PhD, of Palos Park, was a happily married mom to three energetic young daughters and on track to make tenure at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health. But everything changed when she was diagnosed, …

Running His Personal Best

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In 2015, Julian Davis was a student at Saint Xavier University when he received the devastating news that his father, Samuel, had been diagnosed with ALS. Immediately, Julian began searching for a way to honor his father. As a student-athlete …