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Just what is ALS? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a motor neuron disease, first described in 1869 by the noted French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. Although the cause of ALS is not completely understood, the last decade has brought a wealth of new scientific understanding about the disease that provides hope for the future.

Lou Gehrig first brought national and international attention to the disease in 1939 when he abruptly retired from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS. Most commonly, the disease strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time. ALS has cut short the lives of other such notable and courageous individuals as Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Senator Jacob Javits, actors Michael Zaslow and David Niven, creator of Sesame Street Jon Stone, boxing champion Ezzard Charles, NBA Hall of Fame basketball player George Yardley, pro football player Glenn Montgomery, golfer Jeff Julian, golf caddie Bruce Edwards, musician Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter), photographer Eddie Adams, entertainer Dennis Day, jazz musician Charles Mingus, composer Dimitri Shostakovich, former vice president of the United States Henry A. Wallace and U.S. Army General Maxwell Taylor.

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  • Silva
    Philippines
    Silva received a loan from Dean to purchase solar lamp.
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  • Muhammad
    Palestine
    Muhammad received a loan from Dean buy a solar system for heating water for the family house.
    Dean
  • Jonathan's Group
    Kenya
    Jonathan's Group received a loan from Dean to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.
    Dean
  • Maximilla's Group
    Kenya
    Maximilla's Group received a loan from Dean to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
    Dean
  • Ahmad
    Palestine
    Ahmad received a loan from Dean buy a solar system for heating water for the family house.
    Dean
  • Mary
    Kenya
    Mary received a loan from Dean to buy a biodigester for a healthy cooking experience.
    Dean
  • Grace
    Kenya
    Grace received a loan from Dean to buy a solar lantern and provide adequate lighting in her home, thus enabling her children to read easily at night.
    Dean
  • Sinan
    Palestine
    Sinan received a loan from Dean buy a solar system for heating water for the family house.
    Dean

Impact   Updated Hourly

6
Team Members
$4,200
Amount Funded
144
Loans
24.0
Loans per member