I am Erica Norton

a family member of someone we've lost to ALS,
an ALS healthcare professional,
someone who cared for a person we've lost to ALS

New York

My grandmother truly led the way for me.

When I was just 5 I learned the ASL phrase for “I love you.” It was taught to me by my grandmother in the hospital where she spent time before passing away from ALS. Years down the road, I became a massage therapist with special interest in palliative care. I also found myself working as a nerve conduction technologist for a private practice. Through my connections at the office I’ve had the privilege to provide massage to the very patients my doctors diagnose. Full circle really comes around and I’m proud to be the person I am today. My grandmother truly led the way for me.

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