For those of you that know Barry (a.k.a gumball, bubblegum, BjG, Gumption), you know that he is an upbeat, positive, happy-go-lucky kind of guy. He is the husband to Tina, father to four daughters (Jaime, Megan, Kirsten, and Rylee), grandfather to two granddaughters (Bella and Blair), the owner of On Time Couriers, and a man that so many people turn to for help. He is the reason we come together to support this cause every year.
On June 7, 2018, he was diagnosed with ALS and everything changed for our family of 6. Since finding out this devastating news, the Texas ALS Chapter has been so helpful while we have navigated these difficult waters. They have provided support to us by sharing advice on what to do next, making support groups available to us, and preparing us for what lies ahead. For that, we are so grateful.
Why We Need Your Help
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.
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.
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!