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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…

ALS Family Caregiver Spotlight: Amber Jenson

November 5, 2022 Comments Off on ALS Family Caregiver Spotlight: Amber Jenson

Written by Laura Geilenfeldt, LMSW – Southern Oregon Care Services Coordinator I recently had the privilege of meeting with Jonathan and Amber Jenson. In honor of Caregiver Appreciation Month, I…

John Schaffers and His Remarkable Legacy: Moving the ALS Research Needle Forward 

March 10, 2022 Comments Off on John Schaffers and His Remarkable Legacy: Moving the ALS Research Needle Forward 

The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter has funded two major research grants totaling $1,000,000 to support the work of scientists at Johns Hopkins University and Rapa Therapeutics who…

The Oregon and SW Washington Chapter Gives Unprecedented $1,000,000 for Two Cutting-Edge ALS Research Projects 

March 10, 2022 Comments Off on The Oregon and SW Washington Chapter Gives Unprecedented $1,000,000 for Two Cutting-Edge ALS Research Projects 

Research funding made possible through a bequest from John Schaffers   Portland, OR (March 10, 2022) — The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter has funded two major research grants…