My family and I will be participating in the ALS Walk Sunday, October 20th in memory of my dad, John Pokorny. He was diagnosed with ALS on July 20, 2011. After nearly a two year battle, he passed away on June 7, 2013. My dad was the most active, energetic man I've ever known. Despite suffering from this horrific disease, my dad met it head on, like the warrior he was. His faith in God never faltered. Even as his speech began to fade, he still continued to praise God and pray for others daily. I'm so proud of my dad and the life that he lived. He crammed seven lifetimes into his 61 years. I miss him and love him so much. Please help support the ALS foundation so that no one else should have to suffer through this agonizing disease. Your prayers, encouragement, and donations are greatly appreciated.
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.
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.