It’s been nearly two years now since my ALS diagnosis. This time period has been filled with many new things as my family and I learn to live with this disease. I have seen some of the best ALS doctors in the US and we have spent countless hours educating ourselves. We have taken a few trips and also spent way more time at home as a family than we ever expected (thanks pandemic!).
I’m happy to report that I’m still getting around on my own with the help of braces on my ankles, a cane and sometimes a rollator. I will admit that my girls whisked me around Disney World in a transport chair as I am no longer a long distance walker. I am weaker in most every muscle group, but maintain good function except for my lower legs.
I hope you will once again consider donating to the ALS Association. We have seen the many ways in which the association supports the ALS community. Your donation will be well managed as it is spent on assisting ALS patients and funding basic research to find a cure. Just recently, a drug trial originally funded in part by the ALS Association reported positive results. We need your help to keep the ball rolling until a cure is found!
Please join The Wright Team to fight ALS by choosing a team member from our list and donating to the cause. The ALS Association is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spreading awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. With your help, The Wright Team can win the fight!
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neuromuscular disease that slowly impacts the ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe. ALS can strike anyone, and presently there is no known cause or cure.
That’s why the Wrights are participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments and a cure. Will you join us?