Kate is a suave, successful classical pianist just diagnosed with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrigs Disease). Bec is a brash college student and would-be rock singer who canbarely keep her wildly chaotic affairs, romantic and otherwise, together. Yet, when Bectakes a job assisting Kate, Kate sees something special in the way Bec takes care of her. Kateand Bec find each other’s strength through their weaknesses. You're Not You explores howtwo strangers can bring out the best in each other even in the midst of trials andtribulations. This movie also gives face to the much talked about ALS and will definitelymake people more compassionate with victim of the said disease.Initial release: October 10, 2014 (USA)Director: George C. WolfeRunning time: 103 minutess`Producer: Hilary SwankGenre: DramaHilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel
WHAT IS ALS?Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease, and rarely Charcot disease—isa neurodegenerative disorderwith various causes. The term motor neurone disease (MND) issometimes used interchangeably with ALS while others use it to refer to a group of similar conditionsthat include ALS. ALS is characterised by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness dueto muscle wasting. This results in difficulty speaking, swalllowing, and breathing. The disease usually starts around the age of 60, except in cases that are directly inherited when the usual age of onset isaround 50.
About 5 to 10% of cases are directly inherited from a person's parents. ALS is the most common of the five types of motor neuron disease.The average survival from onset to death is three to four years. Only 4% survive longer than 10years, although rare cases survive 50 years or more. Most die from respiratory failure. In much ofthe world rates of ALS are unknown. In Europe the disease affects about 2.2 people per 100,000per year. In the United States, more than 5,600 are diagnosed every year, and up to 30,000Americans are currently affected. ALS is responsible for 2 deaths per 100,000 people per year.Descriptions of the disease date back to at least 1824 by Charles Bell. In 1869 the connectionbetween the symptoms and the underlying neurological problems were first described by Jean-Martin Charcot who in 1874 began using the term amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It became wellknown in the United States when it affected a famous baseball player by the name of Lou Gehrig, and later when the ice bucket challenge became popular in 2014.
Who is Lou Gehrig?
Baseball player1. Henry Louis or Lou; Gehrig was an American baseball first basemanwho played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Usingnumber 4 as his mark, Lou plays First baseman and pinch hitter2. Born: June 19, 1903, Yorkville, New York City, New York, United States3. Died: June 2, 1941, Riverdale, New York City, New York, United States andburied in Kensico Cemetery, New York.4. Spouse: Eleanor Gehrig (m. 1933–1941)