Summer 2016 and well into my fight against ALS. Lost a little bit of weight, but eating right will do that.

My name is Marty Sims and I’m in a battle for my life.  On April 28th of 2016 I was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or what’s commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, elsewhere in the world it’s known as Motor Neuron Disease (MND).  I’ve found that I am a part of a growing community of unfortunate people from all around the world who suffer from this illness.

Like so many others I was told by my doctor that people who suffer from this disease live an average of three to five years, some less, some more.  I was told this was a disease with no known cause, cure, or treatment.  That this is an aggressive disease that moves fast, robs you of your strength, and leaves you a prisoner within your own body until the end. I was told to get my affairs in order, make a living will, and go see all the places I’ve wanted see before it’s too late.

Good advice if that’s all you believe, but there’s more to the ALS story than just the medical side.  How does nutrition and exercise play into this?  What about faith and God’s healing?  What could be causing this, certainly someone has a theory?  Everyone is saying fight, but how do you do that if doctors are telling you there’s no treatment?  Certainly someone has survived this disease!

If you’ve found my website than possibly you too have gotten this terrible diagnosis or know someone who has.  Either way you’re scared and desperate for more information.  In this website I’m going to try and chronicle my hopefully successful fight against this terrible killer.  I’m going to share everything I’ve learned so far in my journey and do my best to inspire you to FIGHT ON, to see that God has not forsaken you, and that there is another side to the ALS story.

But most of all I hope you find… HOPE!

Remember we’re all in this together.  Read on it’s time to FIGHT!

Sincerely,

Marty Sims

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