By: Melinda Mayden

Every February, we remember, learn, reflect upon, and celebrate Black history. This Black History Month, SimpliHere would like to specifically highlight Black groups and individuals making a difference in the neuroscience and neurodegenerative disease community that ALS is a part of.

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An ALS Blogger Inspires Thousands To Share Their Stories

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Anyone who thinks being diagnosed with a terminal illness means their life is over needs to meet Sunny Erasmus. Since her doctor confirmed her ALS diagnosis in 2016, Sunny has committed herself 100% to living her best life.

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Cold. It was really really cold. Like, so-cold-it-burns cold. Like, I-can’t-feel-my-skull cold. Like, it-was-a-super-long-week-and-I-drank-my-frozen-daiquiri-too-fast cold.

Weirdly, though, that cold felt good. And it wasn’t just because it was August and I was sweating so much you could fill a swimming pool with it. It felt good because about three seconds…


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