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  • Siblings Run 10K Together with Help from Team Momentum May 25, 2017
    Hugo Trevino has gone to MDA Care Centers and attended MDA Summer Camp since he was a child. Now as an adult, Hugo works at MDA as a resource specialist, assisting MDA families with any questions or concerns they may have. Hugo is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international higher education. My sister Maria and […]
  • Following in her Father’s Footsteps: Daughter Hikes Pacific Crest Trail to Raise Funds for ALS Research May 24, 2017
    It takes Sophia Spooner a minute to remember how many days she has been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. “Twenty-three? Twenty-four?” The days are already running into each other, just a few weeks after she set out alone from Campo, California on April 18, 2017, and began her months-long trek on the Pacific Crest Trail […]
  • Simply Stated: What Are the Symptoms of ALS? May 24, 2017
    ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a disease of the parts of the nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement. In ALS, motor neurons (nerve cells that control muscle cells) are gradually lost. As these motor neurons are lost, the muscles they control become weak and then nonfunctional. Loss of voluntary muscles can lead to an […]
  • Participants Sought for Answer ALS Study May 22, 2017
    Researchers are looking for people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), as well as others with motor neuron diseases and healthy volunteers, to participate in the Answer ALS: Individualized Initiative for ALS Discovery study, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Goals of the study include creation of a large repository of induced pluripotent stem […]
  • Caregivers Give Back: Parents of Son with DMD Offer Advice for Others, Raise Money for MDA May 19, 2017
    Southern California natives Hilario and Patricia Moctezuma have become experts at caring for their 25-year old son, Michael, who lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. After dealing with the initial devastation of their son’s diagnosis, they resolved to learn everything possible about caring for Michael as his condition progressed — short of becoming doctors themselves. That […]


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