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Published on Apr 12, 2018
As co-founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Pat Quinn helped give the global ALS community a voice. Three years later the disease robbed him of his own ability to speak. This is the incredible story of how Pat got his voice back through Project Revoice.
With breakthroughs in voice technology, it’s now possible to synthesize and fully recreate the unique essence of any voice and build a complete digital voice clone. Project Revoice is a non-profit initiative working to bring this technology to ALS/MND communities, with the ultimate goal to ensure that no one living with this disease will ever have to suffer being robbed of their voice.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND). It’s a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. When these motor neurons die, the brain’s ability to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may lose the ability to move, speak and finally to breathe.