What We Do
ALS in the Heartland provides immediate help to people with ALS, their families, and caregivers in Nebraska and western Iowa. Free services include respite grants, children funds, education, guidance, support, and equipment loans.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. As of today, the cause of ALS is unknown. There are no known preventative measures, and there is no recognized cure.