My son was born in early summer 2016, within a few months we noticed that my mom was beginning to walk with a slight limp. Everyone in my family attributed it to years of chronic back issues likely putting pressure on a nerve. In 2017, my mom had enough of the limp as she began to sometime trip or lose her balance. After multiple doctor visits, she was referred to a Neuromuscular specialist. Just weeks after my father's cancer diagnosis, we received the shocking news that Mom had ALS. Our family became a solid unit in that time to help raise awareness and help my parents as much as possible.
Despite the challenges that come with ALS, my mom continues to be a pillar of strength and inspiration.
Our mission is to spread the word about ALS and fundraise for research to stop this disease.
Thank you from all of us!
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Every 90minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutesanother person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occursthroughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That’s whywe’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raiseawareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. Tohelp unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will youjoin us?
Amyotrophiclateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease thatslowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Thelife expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time ofdiagnosis.
ALS canstrike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it stillcosts loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care peopleliving with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help andhope today!