Sandra’s Story: An Artist Living with ALS

Sandra has been an artist and performer her whole life. Her creativity did’t just stop when she was diagnosed with ALS – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. Sandra, a mother of three from Gainesville, FL, adapted.

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