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2023 MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 16 is the 28th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. On this day, we celebrate the legacy of the Nobel prize-winning civil rights leader,…

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Partners to Provide Public Access to Biospecimens from NurOwn’s Phase 3 ALS Study

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that BCLI will donate biospecimens from…

Roberta Flack reveals ALS diagnosis, making it “impossible to sing”

Wife of Hal Finney Announces Bitcoin Charity Event

The ‘Running Bitcoin Challenge’ in Hal Finney’s memory is on again

Natalie Woody: Growing Up with My Dad and ALS

ALS affects all people in the family – including kids. And while most ALS youth caregivers demonstrate amazing resilience and grace, they have complex experiences and feelings when living with…

Kayla Turochy: Lamar Helped Me Find My Voice

Kayla met Lamar Woody back in 2017 at the music store where he taught voice and piano lessons. As her very first vocal coach, Lamar will always have a special…

Kristina Woody, Full-Time Nurse, Wife, Mother and ALS Caregiver

Kristina met Lamar Woody in high school, although it wasn’t until college when they really found their true connection. Lamar loves to tell everyone Kristina was the prettiest girl in…

Lamar Woody and his family, Living with ALS

Lamar and Kristina Woody are a lot like any other busy, hard-working couple. They’re juggling careers, education and the day-to-day activities of their sassy and smart nine-year-old daughter, Natalie. Married…