My dad Joel was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2016. Since then he has had slow progression of symptoms, become a participant in a clinical trial and research trial, and become an active member of the ALS Association and Muscular Dystrophy Association. He has stayed positive and very active through exercise, lake house landscaping, and keeping up with my mom, his daughters, and grandkids.
This year, please join me down at the Washington Monument to support my wonderful dad! It would be so great to have a big turn out of family and friends for this great cause.
You'll notice we don't have a monetary goal. That's because I would like you to direct your donations to my dad's page!
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, 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 an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.