ALS Association, Quantum Rehab maintain ongoing partnership
“It’s truly our honor to support The ALS Association and the amazing work it accomplishes through its local chapters across the country,” Megan Kutch, director of Quantum Rehab, said. “Our missions toward serving those living with ALS align, and we wholeheartedly support the quality-of-life programs and the research directed and funded by The ALS Association.”
ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, damages the nerve cells located in the spinal cord and the brain. People who have ALS gradually lose all muscle control, resulting in complete paralysis and death within just a few years after receiving the diagnosis. Scientists have not yet discovered why veterans are two times more likely to develop ALS than the rest of the population.
As of today, ALS does not have a cure. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved of only one drug, which slightly lengthens a patient’s lifespan.
“Quantum has been and continues to be a robust partner to our chapters in communities across the U.S. and well as the national organization,” Barbara Newhouse, ALS Association president and CEO, said. “Serving the mobility needs of those living with ALS, Quantum demonstrates their support for The Association and the ALS community.”