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Creator of “Spongebob Squarepants” Stephen Hillenberg has been Diagonsed with ALS

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Creator of the Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Spongebob Squarepants, Stephen Hillenberg just revealed that he has been diagnosed with neurodegenerative disease ALS.

In a statement to THR he said:

I wanted people to hear directly from me that I have been diagnosed with ALS. Anyone who knows me knows that I will continue to work on SpongeBob SquarePants and my other passions for as long as I am able, My family and I are grateful for the outpouring of love and support. We ask that our sincere request for privacy be honoured during this time.

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord.

When the cells die, voluntary muscle control and movement go too, while the mind remains alert and normal as the patient slowly becomes paralyzed.

Photo Credit: The Hollywood Reporter

11 Comments

  1. obed

    March 15, 2017 at 5:17 am

    what a sad news. I pray God should give him and his family the strength to fight it through.

    • Anne

      March 15, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Guess he is saying it before fake press does the job. Jesus still heals brother. It is well.

  2. marlee

    March 15, 2017 at 6:09 am

    how people go on public arena and scream “RESPECT OUR PRIVACY” is beyond me. keep it private yourself. a lot of people didn’t know about this until you broadcast it Mr.

    • What an ass

      March 15, 2017 at 6:34 am

      I’m guessing you have no idea what ALS is, very soon he would go into total paralysis before he finally wastes away to death. He probably probably​ wanted to say it before he was rendered a vegetable.
      You can’t scream privacy on every issue.
      A bit of sympathy won’t kill you.

    • Xxx

      March 15, 2017 at 10:05 am

      You are a very wicked person

  3. Tosin

    March 15, 2017 at 7:26 am

    🙁
    time to live and keep living

  4. Beard gang

    March 15, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Haba! Bellanaija, I know this is not a medical blog/website but at least somewhere in this write-up you should have squeezed the meaning of the acronym ALS… Readers should be informed and educated after reading posts like this…keep up the good work though

  5. mama zee

    March 15, 2017 at 10:02 am

    the famous ice bucket challenge was what made us aware of this ALS but even at that,it should have been explained and i don’t blame the person that said u don’t put something out there and scream privacy but i can also understand why its done, lol don’t i just sound annoying as i’m understanding everything. but its hurting to watch yourself gradually deteriorate and loose control and no cure in sight. God help us o. would they even diagnose this in this part of the world? just asking

  6. demash

    March 15, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Same illness suffered by Stephen Hawking-who’s over 70 now. I pray he gets all the support he needs at this time.

  7. Istillbreathe

    March 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Are you ready kids? “Aye Aye Captain”
    I can’t hear you! “AYE AYE CAPTAIN”
    Oohh…
    Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
    “Spongebob Squarepants”
    Absorbant and yellow and porous is he!
    “Spongebob Squarepants”
    If nautical nonsense be something you wish
    “Spongebob Squarepants”
    Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
    “Spongebob Squarepants”
    READY?
    Spongebob Squarepants
    Spongebob Squarepants
    Spongebob Squarepants

  8. Chel B

    March 15, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    ALS can be Chronic Lyme disease, very difficult to diagnose with poor testing world wide. Please look at/google ILADS for Lyme literate doctors like Dr. Richich Horowitz in NY, (wrote “Why can’t I get betters” books 1 & 2 and “Lyme Madness” book by Lori Dennis), that could help to know for sure it’s ALS. Chronic Lyme disease is not curable, but can be managed with the right treatment and have years of remission . The drug companies like to keep people sick so they stay billionaires while most of the population suffer. Cannabis or Hemp CBD Oil with THC is worth looking into also while you’re trying to figure out why and what your sick from. it can give you relief of pain and symptoms. The CDC is not in the business of making people well, they are in the business of creating vaccines, that they give huge bonuses to doctors that meet their quota and do more damage to most of the population. Dig deep, find more information and answers to your symptoms. God bless us all!

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