Best pALS: Friends & Family of Rashmi Shah
Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we will make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Also referred to as 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. In the mean time it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. I know 1st hand the devastation this disease can cause and the costs associated with taking care of a loved one. These costs are financially daunting, but equally as staggering are the mental and physical ramifications not only for the patient, but to the entire family. Our family, and countless others, could not have survived this journey, and allowed my father to pass with dignity, had it not been for organizations like the ALS association.
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 or cure for the disease though support from fundraising like this is bringing researchers closer to an answer.
The past two years have brought incredible advancements in ALS research, expanded access to care for ALS patients, and enabled legislation that impacts the quality of life of patients and their families. WE CAN'T STOP NOW!
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. With your time & generosity, we truly will make a difference in the lives of people & their families affected by this disease. Walk to a cure, one step at a time.
Sagar Shah & Family
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