My mom, Trudy, had what’s called sporadic ALS. Basically, that means it came out of the blue. The worst surprise you could imagine. Her battle lasted 13 heartbreaking months. It’s something you would not wish on your worst enemy.
Sadly, there’s still no cure but thanks to generous support, research can continue and essential palliative care is available for people with ALS.
Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? This is what all that ice water and those crazy videos were for. I hope you will consider making a small donation to support this important cause.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments and a cure. Will you join us?
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 a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!