As most of you know, my beautiful mom Maria Sconzo passed away on May 24th, 2019. It's been more than two years, and we miss her every day.
She fought a long and courageous battle with ALS that lasted nearly 10 years. It was a well fought struggle, but ALS is a not a battle you can win. This fatal disease slowly took all movement and independence from my mom in the most relentless and ruthless way. In true form however, mom lived her life thankful for all that she had left. Even when her only communication was through the movement of a few fingers, she did not dwell or look back. Her optimism and strength while facing this insidious disease was a lesson for us all.
And so, in honor of my mom, Team Maria continues in its fund raising efforts to help those living with this disease to provide some hope and comfort in the knowledge that we are fighting for them.
Every little bit helps. If you can, please donate.
It is appreciated more than you can know.
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.