At SimpliHere, we wanted to share some inspiration today… A new film, “Go On, Be Brave,” is about Andrea Lytle Peet’s race against time. After her ALS diagnosis, Peet, a lifelong athlete and triathlete, decided to attempt the impossible — she set a goal to become the first person with ALS to compete a marathon […]
Celebrate the Return of the 2022 ALS Walk for Living for the Leonard Florence Center!
On September 18, our friends at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, MA are hosting their annual ALS Walk for Living, a community celebration and fundraising event that takes place on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea. The walk covers a two-mile course that is accessible to participants with wheelchairs and assistive devices, and that […]
Pick your favorite baseball team for Lou Gehrig Day 2022!
June 2, 2022 marks the second annual Lou Gehrig Day to honor the baseball legend and continue to spread awareness of ALS.
ALS Awareness Month Features Fight ALS Film Fest!
Across the United States, there are many engaging events and campaigns happening throughout the month of May, ALS Awareness Month. The one SimpliHere is most excited about is the virtual Fight ALS Film Festival. The month-long film fest, which is free and open to the public, was founded by Sunny Brous, who was diagnosed […]
Cheat-Sheet: Our Top 7 Digital Augmentative and Alternative Communication Apps for ALS Patients
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the world quickly adopted and adapted to video conferencing, smartphone apps, and other technology advances in order to communicate. To keep pace, there has been an explosion in app, device, and software development and users encounter never-ending updates to commonly used platforms. The virtual working world has moved from surviving to […]
Three ALS Caregiver Resources to be Thankful For
This month, we’re sharing three outstanding ALS caregiver resources – Your ALS Guide, Sarah’s Caregiver Community, and I AM ALS -that we are thankful for and that you need to know about. Your ALS GuideThis practical, easy-to-navigate website and Facebook community was designed for patients, family members, caregivers, and friends to answer questions, connect them […]
ALS family support—a conversation with Hope Loves Company
Of the 30,000 Americans diagnosed with ALS each year, 85% of them have a child or grandchild. Hope Loves Company, founded in 2012, is the only nonprofit in the U.S. dedicated to providing emotional and educational support to children and young adults who have or had a loved one battling ALS. Founder Jodi O’Donnell-Ames lost her first husband to […]
The ALS & MS Walk for Living Supporting The Leonard Florence Center Returns for 2021
Due to the threat of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year, the 13th annual ALS & MS Walk for Living will be held virtually on Sunday, October 17. SimpliHere connected with Maura Graham, director of Walk for Living, to learn more about this meaningful and beloved event.
SimpliTip Roundup: 10 Ways To Simplify Life With ALS
If you follow SimpliHere on social media, you may have seen our weekly posts with tips for making life with ALS as easy as possible. We call them SimpliTips, and we’ve been sharing them every Tuesday for several months. As much as we love SimpliTips, we’re going to hit pause on them for a minute […]
June 2nd Is Lou Gehrig Day! Here’s Why We’re Inspired By His Wife, Eleanor
First Lady of the Yankees, ALS Caregiver, and Advocacy Icon.
5 Ways COVID-19 Has Changed The Game For ALS Patients And Caregivers
Amid setbacks and letdowns, the ALS community is leaning on its resilience and finding hope.
Great News! Congress Passed the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act
Last week, both the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act. This news marks a tremendous milestone for the ALS community. The legislation eliminates a mandatory five-month waiting period that up to this point has been in place for people with medically-determined ALS to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Imagine that you have been […]