In this Veteran's Day episode, I talk to Juan Reyes a military veteran battling ALS as he shares what's getting him through the toughest of times.

Here I'm honored to talk to Juan Reyes, a U.S. military veteran living with ALS. Since his diagnosis in 2015, he's been in the fight of his life. He's been fighting with grace and humor to improve treatment opportunities as well as advocating for others in the hopes of ending ALS. Juan served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and has learned the art of resiliency — along with his wife, Meg. Since veterans are twice as likely than the general population to develop ALS, Juan immediately realized the importance of speaking up and reaching out to others. He does this in many ways. Juan writes openly in his personal blog at He also is a key driver in the international movement, I AM ALS as he helps pull together those looking out specifically for veterans and people of color who have ALS. I love all that he's doing to include others and lift their spirits, despite his own challenges. He's pretty special. Listen in and see why they call him "The Juan and Only."

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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