Fighting For The Farrells
The photo above shows the Farrell women. On the left is Joan (Farrell) Keogh, in the middle is Grandma Frances Farrell and on the right is Fran (Farrell) Grossane (Post ALS diagnosis, but early in the disease). Grandma Farrell was a doting mother of six, and Joan and Fran were the only two women of the six. Grandma was never affected by ALS, but the wretched disease has already taken the life of her daughter Fran, and her daughter Joan is currently battling the disease. No one knows what causes this disease, but as their family, we are determined to help make it possible to find a cure.
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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