The former national senator Stephen Bullrich made in the last few hours emotional post in their social networks. Bullrich, who suffers from the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (THE A) since 2021, he was happy with a new wheelchair support that allows him to stand. “I went back to two meters two”expressed the former Minister of Education of the City of Buenos Aires.
With a more than moving description, the former legislator of Together for Change expressed: “And one day, I returned to two meters two (with help)”. Immediately, his publication on the social network Instagram had hundreds of messages of encouragement from political figures, as well as from people who follow the day to day of his fight against ALS. “I admire you so much,” dedicated Gisela Scaglia, vice president of PRO Santa Fe and former national deputy.
Bullrich has suffered from ALS since 2021 and over the months his health condition deteriorated, which caused him to resign his seat in Congress in December of last year due to the impossibility of being able to speak fluently. Over time, and using his social networks, the politician began to show his fight against the disease that has no cure and that there is no explanation why a person begins to suffer from it.
Just a few days ago, Bullrich had criticized the internal of Together for Change. “The time has come to listen more, leave egos aside and understand that politics is about representing. It is to be the voice of those who do not have it,” said the former senator. Along these lines, he added: “Let’s show that we are up to the task.” In this way, Esteban got into an internship that is red hot between the PRO, the UCR and other spaces and leaders of the opposition coalition.
What is ALS
The Ministry of Health describes that ALS is a progressive neurological disease that affects motor neurons that generates muscle weakness. So far, science has not been able to reveal why people suffer from the disease, but over time they have made progress in improving the mood and health of patients.
ALS often begins with muscle twitching and weakness in a limb or difficulty speaking. Eventually, this disease affects the control of the muscles needed to move, speak, eat, and breathe, and unfortunately there is no cure for this deadly disease.
In most cases, symptoms begin in the hands, feet, or extremities and then spread to other parts of the body. As the disease progresses and neurons are destroyed, the muscles weaken. Over time, this affects chewing, swallowing, speech, and breathing.