Linda Stapleton

First post: May 31, 2018 Latest post: May 30, 2020

Hi, all. I was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)/Lou Gehrig's disease in January 2016. I have some leg strength but require maximum assistance for mobility, and I can't use use my hands or arms. I received a tracheostomy May 2018 and use a ventilator at all times. I can speak with my own voice when I want to, but not all day long. I can still eat regular food. My family will continue to use CaringBridge to share updates and help to coordinate the acts of generosity and love that have been offered. Thank you for visiting, and for all the support you are providing.  For more about ALS, please see