One ALS Patient’s Ability to Share His Kindness With Others – by Annie Mimi Hall

The real meaning of care.

What many persons giving care forget is to give care, show respect for the person and their dignity. Caring is more than a job, because care needs to be centred on the individual for we are not all the same.

You are enabling them to live their own lives how they wish to and not how others feel they should. Just because a person does not have the ability to care for themselves, the carer should abide by the persons wishes on how they want to be cared for.

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Author’s Note: This is a very special story about someone who meant a great deal to me and has now passed on. I have thought of writing it many times but I was waiting for something very special to do with the story and the memory of my very good friend.‏

I had a co-worker about 3 years ago, who had been diagnosed with ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. If you do know much about ALS, it is a disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The motor neurons are attacked and begin to die. As the motor neurons die, it affects the ability of the person to use coordinate their muscles.

Lou Gehrig’s disease causes muscle weakness, fatigue, inability to use the hands and arms, inability to speak, swallow, cough and  breath without a machine. Eventually the patient will become paralyzed…

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