Life as it is: living with ALS
Living with ALS demands a lot of a person. Of both the patient and his loved ones. But you are not alone. Right now Belgium has about 1.000 ALS patients. Those are thousand unique and yet recognizable life stories that give hope and comfort.
Find support in stories of partners in distress
Each month in the ALS magazine we let a patient talk. Each and every patient has a positive story, an uplifting message. Patients who tell how ALS changed their lives and how they deal with it. Some talk about finding more meaning in life or a better life. Others talk about courage, to keep going, hang on. Or they discover new hobbies and challenges.
Unique and yet the same
Each ALS patient is unique. Just like their home situation, disease progress, resilience. Yet there are also many similarities. Everyone runs into pretty much the same obstacles, has the same questions and the same fears. That’s why talking to people in the same boat as you and their testimonies are so comforting and hopeful.
All the stories have been gathered on this page. They’ll undoubtedly inspire you or give you the courage to hold on.
…and tell your own story!
Do you have your own testimony to share? Do you think your life story can help others? Tell us and all ALS patients. Get in touch with our office on info@ALS.be for further appointments and help a fellow patient with your story.
● Interview Julienne Braet
● Antonio: ALS patient conquers volcano in Nicaragua
● Wim Destoop and Natacha Donnay
● Koen Bulckaen and Vicky Mahieu
● Annie and Sam
● Johan Coulembier
● My story: Erwin Coppejans
● Ronny De Clerck
● Jan Plessers
● Marc Brants
● Angie Bordaen
● Ski vacation Antonio Ventriglia
● Patrick Kim
● Danny Cappittel
● Timmy Putzeys
● Orrel Rochtus
● Rudi De Wilde
● Kris Van Reusel
● Rudy Verniers
● Jan Du Bin
● Antonio Ventriglia
● Jordi Peiremans
● Philip Camerier
● Willy Dupont
● Jos Stocquart
● Tanja Willems’ vacation story
● Tanja Willems
● Interview with Mia Thijs, spouse of pALS Claude Fifi
● Interview with pALS Ivonne Hebbrecht