VOICES FOR THE CURE:
An Anthology by People Living with ALS and
Edited by Eric Valor
& Paul Rowe
Voices for The Cure: An Anthology by People Living with ALS and their Caregivers, co-edited by Eric Valor and Paul S. Rowe, is the first major anthology of its kind, featuring memoir and creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, essays, speeches, artwork, and photography by people living with ALS and their loved ones. The work contained herein seeks to raise awareness of ALS and the experiences of people battling the disease while showcasing their creativity and resiliency in the face of traumatic illness.
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After more than 150 years, ALS continues to be the best-kept medical secret. Over 80 years have passed since Lou Gehrig made ALS known to the world through his “Luckiest Man” speech at Yankee Stadium, and over 5 years have passed since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge swept the world and raised hundreds of millions of dollars for research into this mysterious and devastating disease. Yet there is still no viable treatment or cure for ALS.
The time is now for more awareness and recognition of the human voices on the frontlines battling ALS every day.
Voices for the Cure: An Anthology by People Living with ALS and their Caregivers, co-edited by Eric Valor and Paul Rowe, is the first major anthology of its kind. This anthology compiles the memoir and creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, essays, speeches, and artwork of people with ALS, their caregivers, and even researchers dedicated to ending the disease. The work contained seeks to raise awareness of ALS and the experiences of people fighting ALS while showcasing the creativity, resiliency, and vision of their voices in the face of traumatic illness and debilitating disability. This will be a powerful collection for many and will act as a source of spreading awareness.
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Proceeds from this book after the costs of shipping and production will be donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Based in Cambridge, MA, ALS TDI has more than 30 full-time, industry trained, drug development experts on staff. ALS TDI is internationally recognized as a leader in preclinical and translational ALS research, and partners with pharmaceutical companies and biotechs around the world. Rated a four-star nonprofit on Charity Navigator, ALS TDI spends 87 cents of every dollar raised on finding effective treatments and cures for ALS. Learn more at www.als.net.
This book is dedicated to Eric Valor, and everyone else who has been touched by ALS.
Contributors to this anthology include: Ady Barkan, Angelina Fanous, Brian Wallach, Jay Smith, and many more.
Thank you for the work of Eric Valor and Paul Rowe in making this anthology happen, and to Sarah Ezekiel for the beautiful cover art.
Thank you to every single contributor for sharing their story, and thank you to our readers for supporting.