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The Elinore Nudelman ALS College Savings Program

April 18, 2024 Comments Off on The Elinore Nudelman ALS College Savings Program

Empowering Education Through Legacy and Hope The Elinore Nudelman ALS College Savings Program, administrated by ALS Northwest, honors the legacy of individuals who have battled Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) by…

Glenn Freese sitting in his home

Living Well with ALS: Glenn Freese

April 1, 2024 Comments Off on Living Well with ALS: Glenn Freese

Glenn Freese is a people-person and musician who now advocates for those in assisted living facilities.  Like many people living with ALS, Glenn noticed symptoms years before his official diagnosis.…

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Holistic Care in Central Oregon: Gregory Ferenz, DO

March 28, 2024 Comments Off on Holistic Care in Central Oregon: Gregory Ferenz, DO

Dr. Ferenz is the new ALS Clinic Medical Director at Pacific Crest Neurology in Bend, OR. He speaks on the impact of comprehensive care that includes quality of life assessments…

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Living Well with PLS: Alice McGrew

March 28, 2024 Comments Off on Living Well with PLS: Alice McGrew

I recently met Alice McGrew at her home in Vancouver, WA, along with her service dog Cindy Lou. From the table in her dining room, we enjoyed a serene view…

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ALS Northwest Partners with I AM ALS

March 14, 2024 Comments Off on ALS Northwest Partners with I AM ALS

ALS Northwest is partnering with I AM ALS on several federal funding priorities (I AM ALS website). We urge Congress to fully fund the Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies (ACT)…

Sherry LaSalle in her living room

Living Well with ALS: Sherry LaSalle

March 1, 2024 Comments Off on Living Well with ALS: Sherry LaSalle

Sherry’s story highlights the importance of support systems and proactivity in navigating this challenging disease. A California native, Sherry LaSalle moved to Oregon in November of 2020 at the behest…

Cory and Lacey Fox

ALS Caregiving 101 (formerly known as Caregiver Bootcamp)

February 28, 2024 Comments Off on ALS Caregiving 101 (formerly known as Caregiver Bootcamp)

Register for ALS Caregiving 101, a virtual program that includes a live Q&A session on Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 9am – 5pm. Through this training, ALS Caregivers will learn…

Cory Fox sits in his wheelchair outdoors, surrounded by his two daughters and wife

Give Support to People Living with ALS

February 28, 2024 Comments Off on Give Support to People Living with ALS

I recently met Cory Fox from Grants Pass, OR. He shared, “When I was diagnosed with ALS, I was not sure where to turn. Navigating healthcare and life decisions was…

Care Services Digest – February 2024

February 14, 2024 Comments Off on Care Services Digest – February 2024

Caring for someone living with ALS is hard work. ALS Northwest offers a variety of opportunities for caregivers to connect with professionals and one another. Whether it’s through a monthly…

Staff member Ashley demonstrates assistive technology with person with ALS, Humed

State of Oregon Charitable Checkoff Program

January 31, 2024 Comments Off on State of Oregon Charitable Checkoff Program

Are you a State of Oregon taxpayer who will receive an income tax refund? You can support ALS Northwest by giving through your tax refund.  Funds from the State of Oregon…