An ALS diagnosis can affect the entire family. As the disease progresses, and patients are able to do less and less, it’s family members that often dedicate their lives to caring for their loved ones. This is no small task, yet caregivers are not often praised or paid for the work that they do.
In fact, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving, in 2015 “An estimated 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or a child in the prior 12 months.” This is a staggering amount of people selflessly providing care for those who need it.
That’s why today, on National Caregiver’s Day, we’re encouraging you to Voice Your Love for a caregiver. They dedicate their lives to caring for others and we want to use our voices to uplift these special people.