Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Remember POW Bracelets?

During the Vietnam War and after, POW bracelets were a powerful connection that people made with the many missing and prisoners of war.  Each bracelet carried a name.  Those who wore them remembered their POWs constantly.  Bonds grew between people who never actually met in person and those bracelets stayed on wrists for years.  It was a powerful project.

Maybe we need bracelets with the names of people with ALS that all of us healthy people should
wear.  In today's world, we could even have some trackers where you could see your person's ALS  Functional Rating Scale.  And when a person on a bracelet dies, we could issue a new one.  Pretty soon people would have a collection on their arms.

Imagine the power that would be added meetings with legislators or bureaucrats or captains of industry or journalists or healthcare professionals when you issue their PALS bracelets.

Here's Mary Doe.  She has ALS and is 42 and has three kids and is a single mom.  Think of her often.

Here's Joe Doakes.  He's 35 and just got a big promotion and loves his job as an engineer.  He and his wife have a new baby.  Think of him often.

Here's Jane Doanes.  She's 70 and takes care of her husband with cancer.  Now she has ALS.  Think of her often.

Powerful bracelets.