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NYC woman paralyzed by ALS urges life-saving bill's passage

NYC woman paralyzed by ALS urges life-saving bill's passage
“I can’t eat or swallow and have a feeding tube. I can’t speak any more and rely on an eye-tracking computer to communicate. I can’t move anymore and need 24/7 nursing and home healthcare. I depend on a ventilator to survive,” said Mayuri Saxena, 36, of Flushing, Queens.

Before moving back to New York to work at the city’s Campaign Finance Board in 2016, Saxena worked in a fellowship and as an intern and contractor for the U.23, 2020 in Queens, New York.(Barry Williams/for New York Daily News) A typical ALS patient’s life expectancy after diagnosis is two to five years.(Barry Williams/for New York Daily News) In one portrait, she’s depicted as a mermaid floating in a deep, blue sea holding a hospital drip.

23, 2020 in Queens, New York." (Barry Williams/for New York Daily News) One treatment may not be the answer for everyone with ALS, but it could add years to life expectancy for some.

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