Most of you have heard of ALS before. You may have even heard it referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. How about the ALS ice bucket challenge that took over Facebook a few years ago? Did you participate in that? Us too. That was the extent of our knowledge about ALS until about a year ago when Travis’ mom was diagnosed.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. 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 can strike anyone, and presently there is no known cause or cure. As you can imagine, receiving a diagnosis that has no known cure is devastating for everyone involved. Feeling helpless is not healthy and we knew we needed to do something.
That’s why we are walking. To change the statistics. To bring help and hope to those living with the disease. To ensure that no one ever hears the words: “You Have ALS” again.
The past two years have brought incredible advancements in ALS research, expanded access to care for people living with ALS, and enabled legislation that impacts the quality of life of people with ALS and their families.
But, we can’t stop now. The key to a cure begins with you.
Please consider walking with us on October 26th or sponsoring us with a donation. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.