Some of you know my story...a lot do not. I have ALS. I was diagnosed August, 11, 2016. That was the worst day of my life...I thought. What I mean by that is it was another hurdle put in my way, and although it is a big one, it was a wake-up call for me to count my blessings. I have a beautiful and healthy wife and kids, great brothers, mother, father and many other relatives that love me. I have awesome friends that support me. But mainly I have a strong faith and believe God is working in me. So I have lived an extraordinary life and will continue to do so.
I regards to the disease, I make adjustments as necessary, but have leaned on my friends and family to help me do things. I have left work, but remain busy. I no longer am aspiring to reach great new career heights, but am trying to be a better husband, father, brother, son, etc...
I want to say thank you for helping me reach my fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. 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.
Why I 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.
So please help me fight this disease so that one day, there will be a cure!
|Denotes a Team Captain|