On Sunday 12 November, homage was paid to the ALS patients, who in Spain have more than 4000 people affected by the disease, just before the derby between Movistar Estudiantes and Montakit Fuenlabrada.
Both teams, authorities, relatives and ALS patients posed in a photo, an act that was joined by the party’s arbitration trio.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons of the brain, brain stem and spinal cord, which are the cells responsible for transmitting the order of voluntary brain movement to muscles.
The consequence is progressive muscle weakness that progresses towards total paralysis of the patient and also affects the ability to speak, chew, swallow and breathe. On the other hand, functions such as sensitivity and intelligence are not affected and eye movements are not affected, as motor neurons have more resistance.
We leave you a video posted on the website of Club Estudiantes:
And we also share a video with you from the Spanish Foundation for the Promotion of Research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (FUNDELA), to raise awareness about this disease: