Travelin' for Havelin
Thank you for helping us reach our Walk to Defeat ALS(TM) fundraising goal this year! As you know Roy has been diagnosed with ALS since 2009 and this will be our eighth year of walking on behalf of the ALS Association.
Why We Need Your Help:
Roy continues his fight as he walks only a few steps to transfer and his speech is difficult to understand as his ALS advances. He needs more help with every day tasks and care. As discouraging as things can be, his attitude remains excellent and his spirit is still soaring. Roy still attends our local Y three days a week, and is blessed to have the assistance of a wonderful friend and trainer, Kevin. Roy serves as an inspiration for many.
As Roy's full time caregiver, I must confess to having my frustrating moments, since he needs a lot more of my attention, but I blame those times on the ALS. We go through it day by day; hour by hour. Every day there is a brand new adventure!
As we have said many times before, and every year since we became involved with this event, our walk is the only way we fight Roy's ALS. It gives us some hope that maybe, with the research that the ALS Association provides, one day they will find a cure and put an end to this horrific disease. The ALS Association also gave us an Ipad to assist with Roy's speech and a special cushion to relieve backside pressure. We can use this important equipment until no longer needed, which is such an amazing help. They also provided us with a nurse who visited our home and gave us advice and needed information. All of these things are possible because of your efforts, and the funds that are provided.
As we have said over the last few years... The support of our friends and and family have made such a difference in our daily lives and in the optimism we have for the future.
We hope that we will see you and your friends on Sunday, October 15th to walk with us! If you cannot attend, but will be making a donation, thanks so much for your generosity.
With love, deep appreciation and gratitude,
Donna and Roy
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