Inspiration and Positivity from Rob… an ALS thriver!
Feeling like you need a little inspiration? Stay tuned and read on to learn about Rob and his fighting story as he battles ALS… 10 years later!!
It’s so easy to get caught up in our everyday lives and complain about the mundane things. Long work days, a nagging back pain, overdue bills or bad attitudes… But what if one day you were given a diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and you were given a life expectancy of 3-5 years? Maybe those trivial things wouldn’t seem so burdensome. How do you approach each day with a positive attitude and be your best self?
What Is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a group of rare neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movements, such as chewing, walking and talking. The disease is progressive in nature, meaning that it will ultimately get worse over time. According to the national institute for Neurological Disorders and stroke, there is no cure or effective treatment to reverse the disease process.
We’ve heard of some breakthroughs from money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge, however, we know that currently there is no cure. So how does someone remain positive and live life to their fullest? We found an incredibly inspirational man who was willing to share his story along with some motivational tips. Rob Letendre has been living with ALS for over 10 years. Listen to Rob’s story here and prepare to smile and be inspired!
If you’re not able to view the whole video, here are some of Robs take away tips for staying positive
Rob’s Tips for Staying Positive
- Find Faith or Religion to remain hopeful
- Spend quality time with people and friends
- Talk to a therapist
- Know what kind of assistance is available to you
- Utilize support groups
For more information about the disease, symptoms and treatment, click here