I lost my friend and mentor, Kevin Heller, last year to ALS. Kevin graduated from West Point just prior to my entering West Point. As a swimmer and graduate, I met Kevin first when he was my swim coach at the United States Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS). His family of origin is form Rye New York and they baby sat me during my four years at West Point. Hardly a weekend went by during football season that Kevin’s mom and dad didn’t feed me and countless other cadets at a tailgate. Kevin’s younger sister, Carol Ann, was my classmate and swim team cohort at West Point and lifelong good friend. The least I can do is join the Heller family’s #GiveEmHeller fight against ALS in Kevin’s name.
I'm participating in a relay with my son, Jackson Verges, and my daughter, Esther Verges, in the Tri to Defeat ALS with Team Challenge ALS to raise funds and awareness to help fight back against this terrible disease and create a world without ALS. The ALS Association Golden West Chapter provides much needed patient services resources, funds global, cutting edge research, and much more in order to help those living with ALS right in our community.
The Tri to Defeat ALS is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by ALS and to spread awareness of the urgency of our cause and to push for treatments and a cure.
Challenging ALS is important to me. I'm asking for your help. Please make a donation, join my team, or sign up to be a volunteer today.