ALS in the Heartland provides immediate help to people with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), their families, and caregivers in Nebraska and Iowa. All services are at no cost to the families and include respite grants, children funds, education, guidance, support, scholarships, and equipment loans. We are able to help people living with ALS - Right Here. Right Now. All because of the generous donations we receive. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. As of today, the cause of ALS is unknown. There are no known preventative measures, and there is no recognized cure.
- All funds raised solely and immediately support people living with ALS right here, right now. We are not funded by the National ALS Association.
- We've received feedback that 98% of patient families have found ALS in the Heartland services helpful and needed.
- Since its founding in 2006, ALS in the Heartland has assisted thousands of individuals with ALS, their families, and caregivers.