ALS is a deadly illness with no known cause or cure. It affects the motor neurons in a person's brain and spinal cord. When the motor neurons die, the muscles waste away. Gradually, a person is robbed of the ability to walk, speak, eat, and eventually breathe. All the while, the mind remains sharp and aware of the total paralysis that is quickly setting in.
Karen lost her battle with ALS on May 31, 2014. Because of this and so many other reasons, we want to do everything we can to help The ALS Association so that hopefully, a cure can be found. So many of you were there to walk and support us over the last few years. Our family is forever thankful to all of you.
This year, The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS® will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017. We need people like you on our team again. Will you join our team and walk with us? If you are unable to walk with our team this year maybe you would like to make a one-time, tax-deductible donation to support our efforts. You can truly make a difference in the fight against ALS. If you make a donation, any amount is deeply appreciated. Every dime makes a difference, bringing us steps closer to a treatment and cure for ALS.
The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front, by leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships.The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure for people like Karen. 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 meantime, it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need.
We would be so grateful for your support and we thank you for helping us make a difference not only in Karen's life, but in the lives of others like her! Whether you are able to walk or not, or donate or not, we ask that you please keep all families affected by ALS in your prayers.