In Honor of ALS Awareness Month, Learn More About Paralyzed Veterans Members with ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Voluntary muscle action is progressively affected, and patients in the later stages of the disease may become paralyzed.

Paralyzed Veterans of America's national service officers and senior benefits advocates began outreach to veterans with ALS in 2008, when a Department of Veterans Affairs rule change made ALS a service-connected disease. Read more about Paralyzed Veterans of America members with ALS by clicking on their name or photo below.

Paralyzed veteran Ed Locke Paralyzed Veterans of America member John Constans Paralyzed Veterans of America member Ted Bleymaier

Edward Locke

John Constans

Ted Bleymaier 

Paralyzed Veterans of America member Gary Spurlin Paralyzed Veterans of America member Glen Wesley

Gary Spurlin

Steve Streett

Glen Wesley

wheel of a wheelchair Paralyzed Veterans of America member Rodney Frisard

Leo James

Rodney Frisard

Mark Redner

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