Luis Caso’s Story
During 2008, I was diagnosed with juvenile Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). I had been experiencing difficulty with walking and maintaining my balance. After extensive medical examinations and tests, Parkinson’s disease and Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) were ruled out.
Apparently, I’ve been suffering with this disease all of my life but over the past few years it has taken a turn for the worse. Although at present time I use a cane in order to ambulate, my prognosis is that sometime within the next few years I will most likely end up in a wheelchair.
Considering all of the other potential outcomes, it is a blessing that my condition has been somewhat stable. For me it is a very curious disease, and I am thankful to God that I am still able to meaningfully function (considering how the disease attacks others in a more insidious manner). I pray that all those who are suffering with this condition will one day be free from the pain of this most serious of experiences.
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