YFALS supports ALS TDI
, which was founded in 1999 by Jamie Heywood
after his brother, Stephen Heywood, was diagnosed with ALS at age 29. After finding no treatment options for his brother, Jamie realized that
a gap existed in the preclinical development of therapies for ALS. Jamie founded ALS TDI in the basement of his family’s Newton, MA home in
an effort to bridge this gap and bring effective treatments to people with ALS as quickly as possible. Although Stephen is no longer with us,
ALS TDI continues to fight for young people with ALS today.