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Monday, September 1, 2014

END WOLFRAM, END DIABETES, END ALS

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."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbnn4GqrgPc

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.