About Erika Johnson

CrowdCare writer and editor studying nursing. Advocate for rare disease research and cures.

Advanced Technology Helps ALS Patients Communicate Through Eye Tracker

Motor neurons and nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord control muscular movement in the human body—when these are destroyed, ALS patients become disabled. Oftentimes, their eyes are the only part of the body that are not paralyzed. This leads them to become less able or unable to participate in everyday activities. Among these [...]

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Solo Cyclist, 3000+ miles, 12 days (or less!)… All for ALS!

Beginning on June 12, 2018, Mike Conti is using the Race Across America (RAAM), a 3000 mile bike race, as a symbol of the fight to end ALS. Unlike other bike stage races, RAAM is one continual race; once the clock starts it does not stop until the finish line. Mike is the 2015 winner [...]

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