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A Life Story Foundation

Make My Day, Machu Picchu Part 2

Kevin Swan | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

On the most difficult stretches, I could feel the breath from every one of the men carrying me. Which made me wonder: if my body was tired, what did their bodies feel like? How did they have the capacity, the energy, the drive to continue to lift my chair over and over again?

Make My Day, Machu Picchu

Kevin Swan | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

What started as a very simple, almost cordial inquiry via Twitter in mid-February landed me strapped to an all-terrain wheelchair, clinging to the sid...

Spring Break Meets Oregon Trail

Kevin Swan | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

While my skiing days might be few and far between until we find a treatment for this disease, that's okay if, and only if, I realize the importance of harnessing that frustration and anger and channeling it into more valuable assets.

A Cure With Some Magic and Jordan

Kevin Swan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

It had only been a couple of months since I had been diagnosed with ALS, but I was constantly reminded of how few people have actually ever heard of the disease. To say this was frustrating is the PG version of my feelings toward the issue. This sparked the creation of A Life Story Foundation.

My Body Is a Wonderland

Kevin Swan | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kevin Swan

Every day is a challenge, even in a battle between my body and me. Don't get me wrong, I do have a choice in what I put in my body, but how my body functions or even appears is outside of my control because of ALS.

Former Ad Man Turns His Disease Into His Next Client

Kevin Swan | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

As if being diagnosed with a terminal disease (for the record, I have no intention of letting this beat me) isn't bad enough, it is a disease that the general public has never heard of or knows very little about.

Nine Years, Three Concussions, Zero Regrets

Kevin Swan | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

No press is bad press when it comes to creating awareness and action around a disease as devastating as ALS. After the conclusion of the AFC champions...

A Swan That Chose Fight Over Flight

Kevin Swan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

It had taken nearly 18 months from the day I noticed my first symptom to get to that exam room. I suppose in the back of my mind, I always suspected or maybe even knew it was ALS.