In January, my father Bill was diagnosed with ALS, a progressive neuromuscular disorder and my family is now living with a new reality. Despite constant challenges, Bill is upbeat and wants to make the most of life. I’m determined to follow his lead, to remain positive and to do what I can to help my dad and other families who are coping with their new reality. The ALS Association gives me hope- hope that research will continue to receive funding, hope that there will be progress towards treatments and a cure, and hope that there is something we can do to help. Please join us in the fight by making a donation to Bill's Buddies or walking alongside us on October 14th. My dad will be there cheering us on. I appreciate your love and support.
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.
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