Marco is a husband and father who loves sports, storytelling, and spending time outdoors with his wife and daughters. When a twitch in his arm persisted, he saw a series of doctors before learning that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The illness results in gradual paralysis of the muscles, including those responsible for speech. Marco uses a communication device he controls with his eyes to speak with a synthetic voice and work on his writing. He has published three children’s books as a gift to his daughters.