ALS is a horrible disease, it defies logic or characterization. Was it possible to characterize the stages of the disease using data the director of the Neuromuscular clinic had collected on his patient population? Dr Benjamin Brooks had meticulously documented 7 levels of severity across 6 categories of symptoms, and updated the situation with each patient every quarter. Was there a pattern to the random chaos this disease inflicted on each patient? This piece captured 7 stages of severity across 6 categories of symptoms with 264 patients ranging in age from 25 to 84. I included professions and ages, and worked to find pattern in the data with the belief that it wasn’t chaotic or random, but had an inherent organic and human feel. Installed at the Medical Center in Charlotte, NC 2010.
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