I'm going to amend a time-honored adage - “ If at first you don't succeed, take stock of what you have learned, and try, try again!”
Whether this is labeled a growth mindset or a learning stance, nobody embodies it better than the researchers and doctors I have met striving to understand and find therapies and a cure for ALS.
Children’s author and STEM expert Andrea Beaty, recently wrote a blog post talking about how to cultivate and appreciate failure in children. The piece is a way for us to see the value of failure in any learning endeavor, but it is also a lens through which we can help ourselves and children understand the challenges and the resiliency of the scientists fighting this fight against ALS. it is essential for all of us to understand that through trial, and through failure, we are getting closer, not further away, to a cure.
I am so grateful to know many of these scientists trying, learning, and trying again. The science is inspiring and gives significant and justified cause for hope. Please explore this site for links to some of the places “doing the science!”