Brought together by one amazing young lady, who at 28 years old was diagnosed with ALS, #TeamSawyer is walking in support of her and all those living with ALS.
Her story: Vicki Sawyer is a beautiful soul who brings a smile to all those she meets. She is an educator, horsewoman, wife, daughter, sister, friend, cousin, niece, mom of 3 furbabies, and so much more. She’s a goofball who wants to see you smile and will do what she can to make sure you do. Her husband Travis is her anchor, her soulmate, her knight in shining armor. These two are the kind of people the world needs more of. They are dedicated to giving back to their community through their choice of careers and their drive to improve the lives of others. She teaches 2nd grade #lOVE and he is a firefighter/EMT. They both donate their time and talents in support of at risk youth. They treasure their family and friends. Neither of them has ever met a stranger.
Vicki, like most people, has experienced her share of hardships. Learning life lessons along the way, she always turns negatives into positives. Her diagnosis is no exception. Like every person we have met living with or loving someone with this disease, she is living her life her way. Doing all the things. Adulting. Enjoying friends and family. Supporting others before herself.
The friends, co-workers, and folks we’ve met on this journey. The most amazing and supportive people. If it weren’t for them... all of you... we wouldn’t be in the place we are in now. We are hopeful, we are positive, we are focused on kicking some ALS butt!
The Walk to Defeat ALS benefits all those living with ALS, their caregivers, and loved ones. It funds research, community programs, and so much more to support for all those affected by ALS, for which there is no cure... yet.
Please consider donating and please share this fundraiser. Thank you so very much.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us?
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 a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!