I am participating in the New Haven Walk to Defeat ALS on October 4, 2020 in support of my mother, Laura
As many of you are aware, my mother was diagnosed with ALS last year. Today, it has slowly progressed and my mother now relies on a power wheelchair to help her get around. However, it is a badass power wheelchair, according to her. Her attitude has been incredibly positive and she ALWAYS has a smile, no matter what. She has always shown incredible strength throughout my whole life, that's just who she is. My Aunt has relocated to Lincoln, Maine to be her full time care taker, with my mom's fiancé, Eric, taking over when he gets home from work. My mother is totally dependent on others to take care of her, but she doesn't mind getting tucked in at night or having someone else wash her hair. Again, this is her attitude about everything she is dealing with; always positive. I always think of her when I start to complain about things, it could be much worse, and I count my blessing and humble myself. Now I need your help to fight alongside us, and help find a cure! Please consider making a donation or sign up on our team, Oliver's Grammy.
Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS — it robs a person of the ability to walk, speak, eat, and eventually breathe. And what’s even worse is that right now, there’s no cure.
Thank you and I can’t wait to have you by my side at the Walk!
PS - If you can't make it on October 4, 2020 – please consider making a donation towards our goal of $1,000
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.
That’s why we’re 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 a cure. Will you join us?
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.
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!