Spanish Man with ALS Fights for Dignified Life for the Sick

(Aleteia) – Jordi Sabaté Pons is a 36-year-old former businessman from Barcelona. Six years ago, his life changed when he was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Nowadays, Jordi spends all his time in a wheelchair or in bed, in front of a machine that reads the movement of his eyes and allows him to communicate: Every movement becomes a letter. Thanks to this technology, Jordi is on Twitter and has more than 32,000 followers.

In a video he shared in a tweet, he illustrates the technique, using his device (attached to a voice synthesizer) to say in Spanish: “Hi, good-looking people, this is how I communicate with you. Good night, kisses and hugs.” CONTINUE