February 4th, 2016 , the rest of my life changed dramatically. It was the day I was diagnosed with this disease and told I have on average 2 - 5 years left to live. As of today, I’ve passed the 2 year mark and consider myself “Living with ALS”. The ALS Association helps me and others do just that in many ways. It would be awesome if you could help me reach my Team Goal of $1,750 and Utah Walk goal of $96,000. No amount is too small, and thank-you in advance. All Team Jelly donors will receive a team T-Shirt!
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.