In October of 2016, my family was struck with horrible news. After many, many months of testing, x-rays, MRI’s, CT scans, doctors, physical therapy and misdiagnosis, my mom, Bonnie, received an official diagnosis of ALS.
Over the last few years, we have watched someone who loves to garden and shop and go on evening walks, become semi-immobile and limited. However, she has not given into the disease! Despite her physical limitations, she has kept her faith strong. She leads by example and shows us every day the importance of a positive attitude and a smile. :) She enjoys each day to the fullest. To us, my mom is more than a wife… more than a mother…more than a grandmother… more than a friend. She is a fighter!
Now it's time for us to fight alongside her and give back. We are blessed to know her ALS progression is slow and we will fortunately have more time together to make memories. We love her to the moon and back and need your help to raise awareness and funds to find a cure and end this tragic illness.
Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
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!