Help us raise money to find a cure for ALS!
|Event:||Seaside Board Walk|
|Date:||Saturday, October 10, 2020|
|Team:||A Cure For Kait|
On June 9, it will be 4 years since I was diagnosed with the death sentence that is ALS. I have watched myself lose the ability to run, walk, cut my food, dress myself, bathe myself, and speak in the way that I have my entire life. Miraculously, through the help of brilliant family and friends, I am still able to type, text, communicate, and work full time as a psychologist. It is a daily testament each time God helps me to move, breath, and be understood. The last few years have been filled with excruciating pain, endless frustration, and daily miracles. ALS doesn’t just affect me; I can see the toll it has taken on my family and friends.
As I have become progressively more paralyzed, we have seen the greatest strides in ALS research and I believe we will one day find a cure. People often ask, "How can I help?” Prayer is first and then this: Our team “A Cure for Kait” will be a part of the May 2, 2020 Walk to Defeat ALS and we would be honored if you want to walk, donate, or be a part of it in any way.
Together our team has raised $69,771 over the course of two walks. This money goes into research to find a cure for this devastating disease, as well as, supporting families that are struggling with it right now. I have been truly blessed in my family, friends, church, and community. We are already making a difference and together we can drastically change the experience of this disease. Please join, share, and make an impact.
Let’s end ALS.
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 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!