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My friend was just diagnosed with ALS. I'm upset

My friend was just diagnosed with ALS. I'm upset

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Posted by Scout on September 11, 1999 at 09:21:33:

My friend, who is 38, was just told yesterday that he
has ALS. I had noticed his speech starting to go, and
prior to that he was having problems with his hands. He
is a mechanic, so now I can only imagine the pain he has
been living with everyday.

I noticed his symptons starting after he had taken a
job at a Auto Painting Co. I believe that the fumes that
he had to breath all day may have somethink to do with
the onset of this disease.

I have read that there can be specific environmental
causes of ALS. Does anybody know about winning a lawsuit
against an employer. At least that might help him pay
his all the bills that will start coming in for the rest
of his life!

Please help! I feel so powerless to help him.

Plus, I used to be his neighbor, I could help him
through some of this, but I moved a 1000 miles away,
so I feel even more helpless.

Thank you.

Scout



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