Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
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.
The above picture was taken on our wedding day, August 1, 1964. Jean's sisters and I were fortunate to be in the picture and to know Jean for all those years. We are the core of Team Jean. Jean died of ALS on July 21, 2013 but was undiagnosed at the time.
A 2017 Jacksonville Public Lirary Foundation article tells a wonderful story about Jean's life work. Please read this https://ilovejpl.org/2017/07/17/the-brinkman-legacy-championing-adult-literacy/ The Library won a national award as best library and they give a lot of credit to Jean's programs. I am very proud of her legacy.