My Father was diagnosed with ALS October 31, 2016, he was showing the symptoms of the disease before his diagnosis. This disease didn’t take long to steal my Father’s mobility from him. He started 2016 walking with a limp, by summer he walked with a cane, and by the time he was diagnosed in October he was walking with a walker. It wasn't long before he was in a wheelchair permanently. My 5 year old daughter doesn't even remember her Grandpa walking. As you can see in the picture above my Father is surrounded by his grandkids and great grandkid. My Father has five daughters, 14 grandchildren and three great grandkids. This debilitating disease has robbed my Father from being to embrace or hold any of his family. My Father has never held his newest grandson born in May 2017 and granddaughter born in April 2018. Sadly, we lost my Dad on October 17, 2018. He passed away a few days before his 71st Birthday and a week before our 1st ALS walk.
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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!