This August...and every August, until there is a cure.
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View My #ALSIceBucket Challenge Video at https://youtu.be/fuGZHxkD90I
To all of my friends and relatives,
As you all know, I was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at the beginning of the year. Symptoms started showing about this time last year.
Once again, the ALS association is sponsoring an ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE during the month of August. Last year they took in $115,000,000.00 for research into curing this disease.
I will match $ for $ any and all contributions you make to the ALS association during the month of August.
There is currently a lot of research taking place around the country/world to find a cure for this debilitating disease, but it takes a lot of money to do this type of research.
There are is some promising studies going on and I am very hopeful that something will happen soon.
Thank You All,
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately, respiratory failure.
What are the effects of ALS?
ALS attacks certain cells in the brain and the spinal cord needed to keep our muscles moving. Early signs and symptoms ALS muscle cramps and twitching, weakness in the extremities and difficulty speaking or swallowing. As the disease progresses it is characterized by:
The senses, including hearing, sight, taste, and touch, are not affected by ALS in most cases.
How is ALS treated?
there is only a single medicine for specifically treating ALS – Riluzole. And
even this drug only extends survival about 2 to 3 months. So there is currently
an urgent medical need for effective treatments for this devastating disease.
So, I am asking that you take this Ice Bucket Challenge and donate to this cause. You can make your donation easily via the "Donate to Bill" button to the right. At the end of August I will match all donations dollar for dollar.
I was diagnosed with ALS in February of this year, though I started having symptoms last summer. Some of my symptoms are:
been extremely fortunate to have the family and friends that I have. Jan has
taken up the duties of house maintenance as well as taking care of me. She is a
real trooper to take care of me. Elliott is a great help, he runs my errands,
goes up and down the stairs to get things for me, and he picks me up when I
I have had a number of friends come to visit which means so much to me. I am a firm believer in “Don’t come to my funeral and mourn me, come and visit with me while I am alive”.