My Dad was diagnosed with ALS in September of 2016. I love him so much and he is such a fighter! I have organized a go fund me to try and raise money to get my parents a handicap van they can use to get to appointments, to their ALS support group meetings, and so my Dad can go on a few more adventures!
Please click the link in my bio and in the comments to read more about my Dad's journey. 💜
Soviel was uns verbindet, nicht nur das du meine große Schwester bist sondern auch mein Halt. Sind gemeinsam durch Höhen und Tiefen gelaufen, haben gemeinsam gelacht und geweint. Ich danke dir für viele Momente, die uns verbinden für das was wir erlebt haben für vieles was ich durch dich erlebt habe. Familie, Vertrauen,Geborgenheit und Liebe, auch wenn meine Reise alleine im Leben weiter geht, danke ich dir für die gemeinsamen Schritte in meinem Leben. Du sollst wissen, du bleibst in meinem Herzen und in meinem Leben. Das Bild was viel Liebe und Momente hat, was unbeschreiblich ist wie du. Keiner kann dich ersetzten mein Lieblingsmensch. ❤🌸👣🤝 #canimablam#kuss#liebe#vertrauen#blut#ist#dicker#als#wasser#gemeinsam#schaffen#wir#alles❤🤝
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” #ripstephenhawking the man, the myth, the legend
We’ve all heard of ALS but have you ever thought about it’s oropharyngeal manifestations?
Dysphagia ➡️ it’s one of the main clinical manifestations of ALS and presents in 81% of advanced ALS cases❗️
In Brief: PhD in Cosmology -> Diagnose with ALS at 21 (1963) -> Had 2 years to live -> Confirmed the Big Bang -> Introduced black holes (Hawking Radiation) -> Became more and more paralyzed -> Wrote “Brief History of Time”, got him famous -> Died peacefully March 14, 2018.
Reflection: You must have the mindset of a winner no matter the setbacks and personal tragedies. Nothing will stop from achieving your dream. Not your age, disability, economics, ethnicity, skin color, gender, someone else or even the President. Your will to succeed is the only thing that will bring you down so get the hell back up.
[50 sec read] Steven William Hawking was a world renown theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. It was at age 21 his speech began to slur and he would be diagnosed with ALS, which progressively cripples the individual and usually results in death in just a couple years. Hawking was told he only 2 years to live yet went to keep on kicking for 55 more years proving doctors wrong. Although he was still bound to his wheelchair, he became more paralyzed through the decades. In the simple terms, he worked on the basic laws of the universe which included the Big Bang and black holes. He helped confirm the Big Bang and introduced black holes to us. He revolutionized the way we think about the universe (you can search the exact technical stuff he discovered). In 1988, Hawking wrote a book about the universe called “A Brief of History of Time” (amazing book btw) which is made him a pop culture phenomenon. On March 14, 2018, he peacefully succumbed to this terrible disease in his home. He is survived by his three children by his first wife. Thank you for everything Stephen! “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.”
Fun Fact: Experts didn’t believe had ALS. Doctors suggested to cut his life support but his wife refused.
To the disabled: “My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.”
Stephen Hawking, a revolutionary in the field of theoretical physics has passed away at 76.
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Dünya çapındaki on milyonlarca #Parkinson, #MS, #ALS, vb. gibi, motor faaliyetlerinizi kısıtlandıran hastalıklardan birine sahip olduğunuzu düşünün. Yemek bile yiyemiyorsunuz, çünkü elleriniz kontrolsüz bir şekilde titriyor. Hastalıklarınızın çözümü bulunamamış, çünkü hastalıklar arasında " #azınlık"sınız. Araştırmaya kaynak bulmak çok zor. Ama sonra bir mühendis çıkıyor ve bu kaşığı sizler için üretiyor! Bir anda, en insani faaliyetlerden biri olan #yemek yeme davranışını kendi başınıza tekrar yapabilmeyi başarıyorsunuz. Mutluluğunuzu düşünün!
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“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.” -Stephen Hawking 💫
Today we lost one of the most brilliant scientists to live in our time who unlocked a universe of possibilities and understanding. He lived over 50 years longer than his 2-3 year ALS prognosis. ✨
Stephen Hawking was born January 8, 1942, on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. He died today, March 14th, on the anniversary of Einstein’s birth. ✨
Life is circular and continuous. 🌙