Safety Tip: Tell 911 You Have ALS

August 2, 2010

Velma Yannayon, of Eastanollee, Ga., made soup for supper and had just sat down to eat when she felt herself grow faint.

She put her hands on the TV tray to steady herself, and that’s the last thing she remembers. Her husband Theodore, who has ALS, watched her topple over, knocking her soup bowl to the floor.

Theodore, who received his diagnosis in 2007, was able to move to his wife’s side and shake her until she awoke a moment later. He called their neighbor, a registered nurse, and she came to check on Velma. Although the incident turned out OK, it got the couple thinking.

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