Every 90 minutes devastation hits a family or individual,
daunting turned horrifying diagnosis, a precursor to hell.
Every 90 minutes a death sentence gets passed down,
not for crimes committed but a random attack on every nerve cell.
Every 90 minutes someone enters the fight of their life,
an ongoing battle averaging two to four years before untimely death.
Every 90 minutes someone's basic functions start to fade,
unable to walk or talk, eat or drink, a struggle to even take a breath.
Every 90 minutes a path of chaos and destruction runs its course,
families and patients break under lost jobs and every rising bill.
Every 90 minutes hearts are broken and loved ones lost,
because every 90 minutes ALS makes another kill.