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When Harry first felt something wasn’t right with his foot after running, he simply thought maybe he should just take it easy for a while – like anyone who runs as much as he does would. Over the course of the next few weeks, however, there were other instances where he felt something just wasn’t right.
After several doctor visits and tests, they confirmed that his body’s motor neurons were beginning to shut down. Harry was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a disease that shuts down your body and muscular system.
What technologies are available to help Harry as ALS steals his ability to move? How are these new technologies going to be able to help him express his thoughts and emotions? How will they keep him engaged with the world around him?
Six Months looks into a diagnosis with ALS
At the age you are ready to retire, during an evening jog, you suddenly notice an odd feeling in your foot. You get it looked at by your regular physiotherapist and it is still not checking out. Next phase is heading to the doctors for tests.
There now comes the realization you have been diagnosed with ALS. What does this future look like?
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Producer: Atlee James
Director / Editing & Design: Atlee James