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Familial ALS Positive Support Group

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Wooden Model Men In A Circle, One In Centre
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Most of the time ALS is not inherited. About 10% of cases is inherited and is considered “Familial ALS” (FALS). Due to the uniqueness of FALS, feeling understood may be difficult. This group was developed for people who share these experiences:

  • You have tested positive for the genetic mutation
  • You think you may be a carrier of the ALS gene but have not been tested
  • You have FALS with symptoms and family members who worry for themselves

This group will provide compassion and acceptance, education, give individuals the opportunity to learn from each other, and open the way for social and intellectual interaction between affected individuals, guest speakers, and identified resources.

For questions regarding the program, please reach out to Joumana Baroody, RN, BSN, at 312-931-7127 or joumana@alsunitedchicago.org.

Second Monday | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Video Call-In: zoom.us/j/88488955633
Call-In: 312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 88488955633
Password: 523089


Joumana Baroody