I am Eric Brunner
living with ALS
During the pandemic lockdown I noticed some weakness in my hands and loss of coordination I eventually found out that I was diagnosed with ALS when I was 32.
I have always been into motorcycles. I worked in the motorcycle industry I rode I raised flat track and I road trip. Motorcycling has been a passion of mine since I was very young both personally and professionally.
During the pandemic lockdown I noticed some weakness in my hands and loss of coordination I eventually found out that I was diagnosed with ALS when I was 32. After the big diagnosis I took a trip with a friend and we rode from Philadelphia to the Grand Canyon and I continued riding until I wasn’t able to any longer, my racing career was cut short.
But with the love of my wife and my four-year-old son we still have amazing times and we all watch baseball together at Phillies games and now I’ll drive my jeep instead of my motorcycle to still get some thrills. I don’t think about the future much. I stay in the present with my family and I and do as much fun as I can every day and that’s how I’m living my life with ALS.
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