Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Last year you helped our team become the #2 fundraising team in Houston and you helped me become the #1 Individual fundraiser! Amazing!!!
You know my story. Update: I'm currently taking one drug that was funded by money raised through the "Ice Bucket Challenge" and another drug that I'm taking as a research participant in a drug trial. We recently moved to Austin to be closer to family and live in a house that is more ALS friendly.
As a person with ALS, I am desperate for anything that will help slow down progression of this horrific muscle-eating disease. Over the past year I have lost the use of my voice and get all of my nutrition through a feeding tube because I have lost my ability to swallow. I miss talking, but I miss eating even more. I am still walking and am so thankful for that!
This disease devastates bodies so quickly. By the time someone is diagnosed there is little time to make an impact on a cure because you usually only have 2 to 5 years in which to do that.
Please help me to make an impact on this disease.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
Why We Need Your Help
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 a person with ALS 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.
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!
Thank you for your support of TEAM LAURA BTHO ALS!