Dr. Nancy Hamilton (nicknamed Gaga by her grandchildren) is simply the most selfless woman you could ever meet. She has spent her life as an amazing mother to 3 women and as a PsyD treating an arrays of children and adults with mental illness. She was diagnosed with BADD 2 years ago when she went to unlock her office and noticed her hands weren't working properly. Since then her disease has progressed into fully losing function of her arms and hands amongst many other physical ailments and disabilities included in the diagnosis of ALS. As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Gaga has done many walks and fundraising activities in support of breast cancer research, treatment, and awareness. Gaga believes ALS is a disease that is under researched and that people are unaware of the effects and commonality of the disease. Gaga (Dr. Nancy Hamilton) has simply never stopped fighting for so many things, and it's time to join her in her journey.
The ALS Association has offered Gaga an array of support. Please help us by making a donation so that this association can contine to support those affected by ALS and so that the disease may continue to be researched in hopes of finding a cause and cure. Thank you!
Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. 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
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.
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.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones 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.
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