ALS Heroes is about honoring the heroes amongst us who have stared devastation in the face only to say “you do not define me!” They have chosen to claim their own destiny and have dedicated their lives to overcoming our common adversary, ALS. The mission of the Laljii ALS Foundation is to bring awareness and innovation to finding a cure for ALS.
“So many thousands of lives are impacted by this ruthless disease, and it is time to give them a voice and a reason to fight,” said Dr. Shelena Lalji. “Join the fight for a cure now to make a significant difference — to give hope.”
“This is a disease that has a lot of potential to be treated if given the right attention and the right awareness,” shared Zoe. “Although we may feel that our efforts alone are insignificant, we have the ability to make a huge impact by merely raising awareness and educating others about this disease.”
The foundation provides financial support, information and hope to families dealing with ALS.
What is ALS?
ALS (Lou Gerhig’s Disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks both the upper and lower motor neurons of the body, slowly robbing the body’s ability to walk, talk, move and breathe on its own and eventually paralyzes those affected by it. The life expectancy is 2-5 years, depending on the disease’s progression, and it affects about 2 out of every 100,000 people.
Scientific Advisory Board
We have brought together many of the world’s most insightful clinicians, scientists and key opinion leaders on ALS to be a part of our scientific advisory board. These doctors are dedicated to tackling ALS from all angles and defeating this disease once and for all.