November 2022 Foundation eNews

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Foundation News Grants that make a difference  The Les Turner ALS Foundation offers several grant programs to help provide financial assistance, independence and empowerment for people living with ALS. In 2022, we will have funded nearly 80 grants – made possible …

Faces of ALS: Raising his voice in advocacy for ALS

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Rob Faulstich’s advocacy journey began when his sister-in-law, Diane Costello, was diagnosed with ALS in late 2018. “Prior to Diane’s diagnosis, she had difficulty walking and was tripping frequently going up stairs and curbs,” says Rob. “When she sought treatment …

Les Turner ALS Foundation CEO named to NIH ALS Strategic Plan Working Group

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Andrea Pauls Backman, chief executive officer of the Les Turner ALS Foundation, has been invited by the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to serve as a working group member on its ALS Strategic Planning Team and …

NU-9 Update: Experimental drug repairs upper motor neurons in mouse model

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As connecting fibers between motor neurons, axons help deliver vital messages between the brain and the spinal cord. For people living with ALS, deteriorating axons cause that connection to break, contributing to paralysis and death. Early research on NU-9, an …