Body as a cage

A year ago, Mako Beridze, 41, could not imagine that one day her body would feel like a cage. Although she is not in pain and her brain is functioning normally, her life has dramatically changed. Mako is the director of a publishing house in Tbilisi and she has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a disease that causes her muscles to waste away. Her health deteriorates every day as there is no efficient, approved cure for ALS yet. However, Mako is not giving up and she is trying everything to stop the progression of the disease.

This video was prepared with support from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Caucasus Regional Office. All opinions expressed are the author’s alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of FES or Chai Khana.