Thank you to everyone who has pledged to walk or virtually walk in honor of my mom's fight against ALS. In December 2015/January 2016, my mom started to experience symptoms for bulbar onset ALS with changes in her speech and swallowing. Almost 1 year ago (June 2016) , my mom, Grace, was officially diagnosed with ALS. My dad, Ted, has been our family's rock and is my mom's caretaker for 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. It has been a really hard year and a half but the fight is not over! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease, including my mom's. The different foundations that help patients with ALS and their families have been so generous to us during this time and we would love to pay that forward. 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.
|Alex and Wendy Hermanowski||$250.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|