My late husband, Bob Seltzer, the biological father of my children and a fine philosophy professor and human being, was diagnosed with ALS in December 2011 and died in October 2012. His symptoms started with a mere twitch in his arm that wouldn't go away. He bravely taught his classes until May, commuting an hour each way to teach and using a microphone to project his voice. By the 4th of July he was confined to a wheelchair. Shortly thereafter he became unable to swallow without choking and then to speak without gasping and then to breathe at all. We and the world lost a beautiful man. He was 44. The kids and my husband Dave and I will be walking in Bob's memory in September to help others suffering with ALS and to support research for a cure. It is ALS Awareness month. Please spread knowledge about this horrible disease and encourage donations for a cure. If you would like to support our walk by supporting the ALS Association, please donate below.
Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal. We are walking to make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Dave, the kids, and I formed Bob's Muscle Team in memory of the incredible father, husband, and friend Bob was, to support those living with ALS, and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure so others don't have to suffer the way Bob did. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or donate to our cause.
Why the ALS Association Needs 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.