When she was diagnosed with ALS (November 11, 2011) the news shocked the whole family, no one knew what to do or how to react. Everyone on this site is very familiar with the fact that this diagnosis is truly overwhelming. We’ve tried a few things and different methods that we have searched up, one was stem cell research but it had very little effect, if any. In the two and a half years before her diagnosis she had gone through a series of events. From an injury on her ankle, to surgery a few months later on that very ankle, only to find out that she was better off without the surgery. Shortly after this surgery she became pregnant with her now 8 year old son. Even though she was a mother of two daughters, she still wanted another child. During the pregnancy we started to notice some ALS symptoms, but not taking it as seriously since she was pregnant and still recovering from her ankle surgery. The night she gave birth to my brother was the ultimate wake up call, unable to push willingly and basically just laying in the bed shaking tremendously, and as her daughter, I knew we needed to get her help. Two months after my brothers’ birth, a few days before turning 40, Miledy was diagnosed with ALS. All in all, this has been the hardest times for all of us, more for my mom. But despite it all she has persevered. Every day she wakes up with her big smile is a blessing. A blessing we do not take for granted.
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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.