I was watching the video that our friend and patient, Alejandro, was doing an ice bucket challenge.
This project originally started for ALS. So I was checking the ALS-related websites and found the following youtube video. As most of you know, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a neurodegenerative disease, leading to the progressive degeneration of the motor neurons. As a result, patients with ALS may become totally paralyzed.
In these video series, many friends of Mr. Hiro Fujita, who has lost his voice due to ALS, read his messages. The project is called “END ALS.” He was in the advertising business. So many celebrities read his messages. One of his messages was toward his mother. I would probably say the same word. There is an English caption in each video. He said, “Mom, Thank you.”
He has a website, END ALS. He often uses the word, “HOPE.” What do we need to help our patients suffering from life-threatening diseases? How can we create HOPE? Let’s think about the basics.
1. Make correct diagnosis and refer them to the best specialists.
2. Develop therapeutics to stop the progression.
3. Replace damaged tissues.
These three should happen simultaneously. We need all of these. I want to END WOLFRAM, END DIABETES, END ALS, and…
I hope you will have a wonderful day. Thank you for reading this blog. Thank you for your supports. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Thank you again, and Regenerate to Beat Degeneration.
Posted: 01 Sep 2014 05:53 AM PDT
I was surprised and glad to see that our patient and friend, Alejandro, was doing an ice bucket challenge for Wolfram syndrome. Thank you again, Ale and the team Alejandro!
I often get questions about “regenerative medicine.” I really like the following video created by the Mayo Clinic. “Regenerate” is the opposite of “degenerate.” Because Wolfram syndrome is a degenerative disease, the best way to counteract is to “regenerate” damaged tissues.
I hope you will have a wonderful Labor day today.