Amen to the above. I have a brother-in-law and sister-in-law with ALS. It is a cruel disease and researchers have very few answers to very basic questions about it. Thanks to all ice bucket folks and donors. It has brought lots of attention. The NC ALS Chapter is the Catfish Hunter Chapter and they are doing all they can to help those afflicted and get even more attention and $$$ for research. Most folks with ALS live 3-5 years after diagnosis and life goes downhill in a hurry for them.