Five years. I'm dumbfounded as I write this and recall that our team's story began over 5 years ago. It began with one courageous man. One who lived for adventure and appreciated the wonders of nature. One with a heart of kindness and generosity. One who drew so many in by a smile. As caretakers we were greatly inspired and challenged by his courage and strength. As friends we came to know how valuable it is to come by such a friendship in this lifetime. How your life is not measured by what you have, but who you have that makes all the difference and encourages you along the way. We honor the life of James Dietrich, his love for his family and friends, his heart to make history come alive, his desire to explore, his liking to cats, and above all, his courage. Please support Team Jimmy as we walk to find a cure!
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Every 90minutes 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?
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!