On Borrowed Time: ALS Patient Stories
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects the motor neurons, the cells that initiate and control movement of muscles. Listen to these Emory patients talk about their diagnosis with ALS and how they and their families are coping with the devastating disease.
 
Shirley Morrell
When Shirley Morrell needs to come to Emory's ALS Clinic in Atlanta, her brothers drive a round trip from New Orleans to pick her up in Eufala, Alabama, where she works as a medical assistant. The family is close. Her mother says, "We stick together." To read more about Shirley and other ALS survivors, read "On Borrowed Time."
 
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