Project ALS Family
Eric G. McLaren, Ed.D, And Family
Former Principal, Illinois Math and Science Academy
From the moment I was diagnosed with ALS, Project ALS and its staff have been there for me and my family. Recently my wife and three boys joined me in visiting the Jenifer Estess Laboratory for Stem Cell Research. My boys (then 13, 11, 8 yrs) learned a great deal and the staff answered many of their questions with honesty and compassion. Valerie Estess came to IMSA to give an overview of the research in the field shortly after I had shared my news with the students. We have now formed an IMSA-Project ALS partnership that will, no doubt, be very fruitful. Currently one of our students is interning in the Jenifer Estess Laboratory. It is just the beginning of a very long relationship for a project dear to all of our hearts.