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"For 70 years Lou Gehrig has been the face of ALS. Sadly, in that time, not a single effective therapeutic has been discovered and most Americans know little to nothing about the disease. It is time to put a new, younger, face on the disease. I hope to be that face, and raise not only awareness, but also the funding necessary to put an end to ALS." Corey Reich, diagnosed at age 21

"The doctor said, 'With these results, I would say you have Lou Gehrig's disease but you are too young for that.' He sent me to Mayo Clinic. We got the news we dreaded. I have ALS. What happens next is the difference between ALS and any other disease. When a doctor diagnoses a person with cancer, diabetes, heart disease or whatever, the next part of the conversation is 'What do we do about it?' When a person is diagnosed with ALS, the only thing a doctor can say is 'I'm sorry.'"