ALS: Tragedy to Transformation
Zoe Lalji has always fought for the things she’s believed in. She is many things at the young age of 17. A writer, a musician, an ALS Advocate, CEO and founder of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a high school senior aiming for an Entrepreneurship Diploma. Ever since last November when her father, her hero, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), she has been dedicated to raising awareness for ALS and researching to find a cure for this devastating disease. In inheriting this mission, she has formed the Lalji ALS Foundation, which was featured on Great Day Houston on October 3. She also lead an ALS Day of Silence Campaign on October 18, wherein over 500 students practiced silence to raise awareness for ALS patients who cannot speak. Zoe hopes to help move the needle in finding a cure for ALS and as such is entering into the field of medicine, neuroscience and research.