My name is Ernie Worth. I am a 38-year-old husband, a father of three, and an ALS patient.
For months leading up to my diagnosis last fall, I had been experiencing speech difficulties. For me, this was very strange, as I have always enjoyed giving presentations, public speaking, and the like. It started out subtly, and gradually got worse as time went by. I was also rapidly losing weight, and since I have always been very physically fit and health-conscious, the physical change was quite obvious and disturbing.