iPad allows patients with ALS to type and save words, sentences, and phrases, and then plays them with loud, clear sound quality. ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter will be able to purchase six iPads for patients who are unable to communicate.
Donations matched by Mr. and Mrs. Ken and Alma Wiegand
The following post is a project update from Kyle Klatt, Campaign Organizer, and the ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter Grassroots campaign that raised $3,150 to provide iPads for ALS patients who are unable to communicate.
DC – ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive, fatal disease that paralyzes the body. Many times, a person living with ALS, called PALS, will have their mouth, throat, and diaphragm affected by the disease making it difficult or impossible to speak. One of the programs we offer free of charge is an assistive-technology loan closet to help PALS who have lost the ability to speak continue to communicate with friends, family and care providers.