ALS and TimeSpring: Giving the Gift of Time

TimeSpring is working to help victims of ALS and their families cope with a diagnosis by providing time-released technology. TimeSpring can help ease some of the suffering that comes with a diagnosis of ALS for victims and their family, friends, and children. Many lives are touched by a diagnosis and time-released technology can give the gift of time to send messages to loved ones.

What is ALS?

ALS scientifically known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and formerly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. The blanket term of neurodegenerative disease refers to an array of conditions which include ALS, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. When referring to the Greek roots of the words, “amyotrophic” loosely translates to “no muscle nourishment” while “lateral” translates to the region that is affected, which is the spinal cord. In laymen’s terms, a person suffering from ALS will experience the gradual onset of the brain’s inability to control muscle movement. In the later stages of the disease one will become completely paralyzed, lose the ability to speak, swallow, and breathe.  

What a Diagnosis means:

A diagnosis of ALS can be devastating for a family, children, and friends. Victims of ALS are often in the family years of one’s life as the typical diagnosis is between the ages of 40-70 years old. Upon diagnosis, the average life-expectancy is between 2-5 years. Unfortunately, ALS remains 100% terminal disease affecting a little over 5,000 people in the U.S. each year.

How TimeSpring is helping:

On the emotional front, with TimeSpring’s time-released messaging, people whom are terminally ill can send messages to loved ones up to 30 into the future. For someone who has been diagnosed with ALS, this provides a way to impart messages to loved ones before losing the ability to communicate, and can also help comfort loved ones when they are gone. TimeSpring provides the gift of time to those whom are so cheated by it, and whom are aware of how little time they have.