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Three times Olympic medalist On Friday, Lindsey Vonn took to social media to use her platform to help “raise awareness of ALS” by sharing her mother’s “battle”.
former American skier published a series of photographs of her mother, Linda Krohn, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, last year.
“A year has passed since my mom was diagnosed with ALS. Ever since I had a stroke during childbirth, my mom has been the epitome of strength and resilience in particular,” Vonn wrote.
“She always gave me the will to keep fighting back whenever I had an injury or an obstacle in skiing and in life. Now she radiates that resilience more than ever before.
“There are good days and bad days, but every day that we spend with her is a great day. My whole family came together to help her, which was a testament to what kind of person and mother she is. with it in my own way and mostly kept it to myself. But, in typical fashion, my mom wants to show her struggle to help others. I will do my best to honor her and raise awareness about ALS. We love you mom and celebrate you every day.”
Vaughn was accepted into United States Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame last month. During her acceptance speech, she dedicated the honor to her mother, who she said taught her “strength and character.”
“It was thanks to the example that my mother set that I was able to overcome any obstacle that was set for me. Thank you mom”.
ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, it is “a rare neurological disease that primarily affects the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement.”
There is no cure for this disease, but there are treatments available that can help relieve and control certain symptoms.