We lost Tom McConville a little over three years ago. He fought a good four years with this crippling disease. To see someone lose control and movement of their body is close to unbearable to witnesses. My family pulled together in a way I still have a hard time believing we did to keep him as comfortable as possible for 24 hours a day. We lost a great, funny, and caring man. Miss you Uncle Tom.
This disease needs to be ended.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Every 90minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutesanother person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occursthroughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That’s whywe’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raiseawareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. Tohelp unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will youjoin us?
Amyotrophiclateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease thatslowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Thelife expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time ofdiagnosis.
ALS canstrike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it stillcosts loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care peopleliving with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help andhope today!