This is part 2 of the special Q&A episode, where 3 young adults answer questions about ALS and living with a terminal illness.
May is ALS Awareness month. So in the spirit of increasing awareness of ALS, a terminal illness with no cure, I continue my chat with 3 others living with ALS. We answer the questions sent in by listeners of this podcast about what it's like being a young adult and living with a terminal illness. My guests, Ashley Rivera and Mira Hudson were diagnosed at 24 and James Smith was diagnosed at 36. They dig deep and open their hearts to answer your questions like, "Can you share about the moment you were diagnosed with ALS?" "How do you find the strength day in and out to persevere and overcome fears, pain, negative emotions, etc.? " "What's important now that wasn't before your diagnosis?" "What makes you feel inspired or like your best self now?" and "How are you dealing with the mental side of living with ALS." Those are a few examples of questions they answer and generate a full conversation around. Please consider sharing this episode to share their courageous spirits and to tell others about ALS. Thank you.