Diagnosed in 2008
Butch was diagnosed with familial ALS, 2 years after symptoms started. Butch’s mother died after an 8 year battle with ALS, 4 years after her diagnosis so Butch was very familiar with the disease. His ALS first progressed at almost the same rate as his mother’s. Then he added daily 9 tablespoons of coconut oil and a special type of magnesium chloride to his diet. Butch’s symptoms improved significantly and in the ensuing years. He maintained his improvement until he experienced several years of extreme stress and passed away in 2017.