Here I chat with John Sexton, an upcoming senior at the University of Notre Dame and next drum major for the Notre Dame Band. All while being a full-time student and band member, John has been fighting for his father's independence. John's father, Shawn is battling ALS and John has been working for over 4 years to give him back freedom that ALS has taken away. John founded LifeDrive in 2021 after realizing he could invent ways to increase his dad's independence through wheelchair control as his strength was declining from ALS. John and his LifeDrive team at Notre Dame have created EyeDrive, CareDrive, and VoiceDrive technologies. These solutions give all individuals who face mobility challenges alternative power wheelchair control options to regain their freedom. John is hoping to change the lives of those who are going through what he and his family have gone through. Listen in and hear more. Thanks for being here.

Hugs, Lorri

About Lorri Carey

On Friday the 13th, February 2004 at the age of 37, I was told I have ALS. I’m dying from ALS, yet I’m so encouraged to live life to the fullest. I’ve been inspired by so much to stay focused on the positive. I’m dying to tell you about what gives me strength, makes me smile and keeps me hopeful – in hopes of inspiring you too!

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