Dear Friends, 

My name is Mike. I am a 31-year-old neurologist and, in March of 2023, I was diagnosed with ALS. Choosing to share my recent ALS diagnosis is a big decision for me. I'm doing it because, amidst my challenges, I've found incredible warmth, kindness, and strength in this community.

Now, I'm reaching out to ask for your support in advancing ALS research. If you are able, will you join me in supporting this crucial cause by making a donation today?

In the aftermath of this devastating diagnosis, I sought meaning in connecting with the ALS community. When I was introduced to the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) their commitment to research and the genuine warmth of the staff left a lasting impression on me.

With a tireless team working around the clock in their state-of-the-art lab, ALS TDI is committed to discovering and inventing treatments for everyone with ALS. Notably, their collaborative efforts extend beyond their lab, engaging in pioneering projects that drive the advancement of ALS research. A significant milestone this year was the launch of the ALS Research Collaborative (ARC), a groundbreaking initiative designed to expedite ALS research by gathering comprehensive data from individuals living with ALS and sharing it with researchers worldwide.

I recognize that ALS is complex, and I know that there might not be treatments available for me, but I want us all to have hope. The research strides that ALS TDI  has made, and continues to make, give me hope.

Together, let's do all that we can to advance the research that is needed to end this disease.


With gratitude and determination,
Mike Ibarra
Living with ALS