More than 570 ALS advocates from across the country joined together for the 2018 National ALS Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C., on May 13-15. Nearly every state in the country was represented, with 22 advocates hailing from Texas.
Stacey Crowder was one of the Texans who went to D.C. to advocate for People with ALS. Stacey was diagnosed with ALS on August 11, 2016. He’d first noticed a slight twinge in his left bicep earlier that year, and when he received an ALS diagnosis, it took him and his family on an emotional roller coaster. At first, Stacey was devastated and scared, but he was able to cope by relying on his spirituality and the support of his friends and family.