My Story

Hi! My name is Ryan Farnsworth. I’m a writer and poet, inspirational speaker, and person living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS.) I was diagnosed with this neurodegenerative disease in 2015 and since that time I have been on quite the journey.

 

The physical limitations of living with ALS are challenging, but in my opinion it is the emotional and mental components of this experience that are the true tests. After grappling with the reality of an ALS diagnosis I began to realize that I had two options: I could either give in to worry and fear which would mean giving up, or I could focus instead on the good that this experience has to offer me while I search for ways to heal. This has meant shifting my perspective from focusing on what I am physically losing or lacking to all that I am learning and gaining from this experience. 

They say that evolution is driven by necessity, and the intense challenge of living with ALS is a fire that has forged me into a far better version of myself. I have grown into an understanding that as tough as this experience is, it does not have the power to limit the amount of joy, love, peace and gratitude that I can experience. I have been inspired to love myself and my body in an entirely new way and a desire to be of service to others has blossomed within me, especially those that have been affected by ALS.

I am happy to say that I more fully enjoy life now than I ever did when I had full physical function, and this website is a way for me to write about my journey and share some of the knowledge, practices, and supplements that have been so beneficial to me. It is the kind of resource that I wish I had received when I was first diagnosed with ALS, and I hope that it provides for you a source of information and encouragement.

It is a pleasure to be with you on this journey, and I encourage you to reach out to me if there is any way I can be of service.

In love and gratitude,

Ryan

groundrising@gmail.com

Hi! My name is Ryan Farnsworth. I’m a writer and poet, inspirational speaker, and person living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS.) I was diagnosed with this neurodegenerative disease in 2015 and since that time I have been on quite the journey.

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