Talk to Defeat ALS - 5 Minute Tip: Cell Phone Use for People with Hand Difficulties

September 4, 2018

Alisa Brownlee is back with another 5 Minute Tip on our Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast, this time to discuss how a person with ALS can use a cell phone even if they have difficulties using their hands and fingers. Listen, share, subscribe on iTunes, and then visit to learn more about resources for people with ALS and how you can donate and volunteer today. 

Talk to Defeat ALS - Social Media

August 23, 2018

Social Meida is a valuable tool for everybody in the 21st Century, but it can be even more vital for people with ALS who have challenges with communication and connecting with others. In this Talk to Defeat ALS podcast, Alisa Brownlee and Tony Heyl discuss the benefits and pitfalls of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and even Pinterest. This is also a reminder to follow The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter on social media @alsphiladelphia 


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Talk to Defeat ALS - 5 Minute Tip: Yes, No, Maybe

August 21, 2018

In this latest 5 Minute Tip edition of the Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast, Alisa Brownlee discusses the importance of using the words Yes, No, and Maybe when communicating with a person with ALS. Many people with ALS struggle with speech and developing a Yes, No, Maybe approach to communicating can be vital to their quality of life.


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Talk to Defeat ALS - 5 Minute Tip: Go Bag

August 14, 2018

In this latest Five Minute Tip, Alisa Brownlee talks about the importance of a Go Bag for a person with ALS in case of emergencies. She talks about what to include in a Go Bag, where to put it, and why it is so vital. For more questions about a Go Bag, emergency preparedness, or Assistive Technology, email Alisa at


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Talk to Defeat ALS - Your First ALS Clinic Visit

August 9, 2018

A diagnosis of ALS can be daunting and stressful. In this podcast, Alisa Brownlee discusses what to expect in your first visit to an ALS Association Treatment Center and how the clinic team works to make your experience less stressful so that you can get the care and resources you need. Alisa talks about which healthcare professionals you will meet, how to prepare for your first visit, asking questions, and what kind of follow up you and the care team will do after that visit. To learn more about the ALS Treatment Centers through The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, visit and if you live outside of PA/NJ/DE visit to find a chapter and clinic near you.


Donate, advocate, and volunteer at and make sure to follow on social media @alsphiladelphia 

Five Minute Tip - Amazon Echo and ALS

August 7, 2018

Alisa Brownlee discusses the benefits of the Amazon Echo device for people with ALS to navigate their homes and lives. Listen, share, and learn more about resources for people with ALS caregivers at and follow on social media @alsphiladelphia 

Talk to Defeat ALS Larry Delaney

May 21, 2018

As part of ALS Awareness Month, Larry Delaney joins our Talk to Defeat ALS podcast to talk about his family's long battle with the disease, his involvement with the Chapter on the board, and how you can make a difference. Listen to hear his personal story and then join him at an upcoming ALS event with Delaney Strong or any of our families at 

Talk to Defeat ALS Advocacy with Melissa and Alisa

May 11, 2018

Each year, hundreds of ALS advocates go to Washington, DC to share their stories with their members of Congress and seek continued funding for ALS research. In this podcast episode, Public Policy Director Tony Heyl and Chapter Care Services members Alisa Brownlee and Melissa Coll discuss the ins and outs of ALS Advocacy, how to organize a meeting, and how to navigate Capitol Hill.


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Talk to Defeat ALS with Wendy Barnes

May 3, 2018

One of the most valued parts of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter's Care Services is the Howard I. Abrams In-Home Care Program. In this podcast, Chapter social worker Wendy Barnes discusses how she runs the In-Home Care program, what the goals of the program are, how it has evolved over the years and grown to help more families, and how she makes sure that everyone gets the right fit for a caregiver.


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Talk to Defeat ALS Tom Scamuffa

March 15, 2018

For the tenth year in a row, Tom Scamuffa and his Team Scamuffa ae hosting a Car Show in Wagontown, PA to help raise money for ALS care and research. In this Talk to Defeat ALS podcast, Tom talks about the inspiration for his car show event, what people can expect to see this year, and learn how you can join him for this year's Team Scamuffa Car Show on Saturday, April 28. Listen, share, and then learn more at or email