Thank you for helping us reach our Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising goal!
Our story is simple, we walkIn Memory of Morty
On February 20, 2015 we lost our dad who had been battling ALS since August of 2012, he is finally free from the chains of ALS! For over two and a half years we watched as the disease slowly ate away at his muscles and his body. Not long before the diagnosis he was a vibrant and active man, at the end, he was confined to a bed only able to eat and speak, ALS took him away from us one bit at a time. His fortitude throughout the entire illness never ceased to amaze us.
Our dad was full of life – a very social person, he was happiest when surrounded by family and friends, entertaining and pulling jokes on as many people as he could, even as ALS ravaged his body - his sense of humor never stopped. Morty was one of the most giving, compassionate, charitable and kind hearted people we will ever know. We miss you!!!
ALS is 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. This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the meantime it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need.
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