Collage: ALS Association Orange County Chapter

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as A.L.S. is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

It affects the nerve cells that result in muscle degeneration. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in later stages of the diseace may become totally paralyzed.

Please join KSBR News Director Dawn Kambor as she welcomes ALS Association Orange County Chapter Care Services Director Natalie Villegas and Rhonda Groendyke, who has been living with ALS, also known as PALS for three years.