IN MEMORY OF PATRICIA DOMINECK SLAUGHTER
(Presented by her loving family)
Patricia Domineck Slaughter's mission was to touch the life and expand the mind of anyone who crossed her path. She was a wonderful, caring, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, friend, co-worker and educator to many.
When Patricia began experiencing various symptoms, she sought medical attention which lead to numerous doctor visits and multiple tests. One day, many months later, a final diagnosis was made.....she had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
After her diagnosis, Patricia continued forward with her usual drive and uplifting spirit; wearing the smile she had worn her whole life, a characteristic she was well known for. She was a strong, determined, courageous, dignified woman. Even when the days got tough, Patricia's smile remained. Her battle with ALS ended the night of October 4, 2019, the night that changed our lives forever.
WHAT IS ALS?
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS challenges the human spirit when it takes away the ability to speak, swallow, eat, walk, grasp objects, move and breathe. Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with and someone passes away from this devastating disease. Learn more about ALS at: www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html.
THE ALS ASSOCIATION (ALSA)
The ALSA empowers people with ALS and their families to live fuller lives. While aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure, the ALSA builds hope and enhances quality of life by providing compassionate care and support, which was of great assistance to Patricia.
COMMUNITY OF HOPE
The ALSA has a Community of Hope which is an online network of "tribute funds." In Patricia's honor and as an extension of her legacy, we have created the Patricia Domineck-Slaughter Memorial Fund. Patricia suggested that contributions be made to the ALS Association's Rocky Mountain Chapter to help with the fight against ALS.
Because there is no known cause or cure for ALS, there is an urgency for more research and financial support. A donation of any amount is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give and will put Patricia's wish into action. Your donation today will help provide much needed services which can be very expensive and hard to obtain. The estimated out-of-pocket cost for the care of a person with ALS is over $250,000.
Donations can be made online by credit card by clicking on the DONATE NOW box, above right.
If you prefer donating by check, click on the link below to print and complete the form, make your check payable to the ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter and write For the Patricia Domineck-Slaughter Memorial Fund on the Memo line, then mail your check and form to: The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, Attn: Community of Hope, 10855 Dover Street, Suite 500, Westminster, CO 80021.
**All donations are tax deductible
IN CLOSING WE WANT TO SAY...
Patricia, we miss you so very much!! Our lives are not the same without you! We will fulfill your wish to help with the fight against ALS. To those partnering with us as we honor Patricia, we truly thank you for your support of this worthy cause. Together we have become TEAM PATRICIA DOMINECK SLAUGHTER! Please periodically check back on MY BLOG below for updates and new information. Please feel free to comment on our "Blog" with your memories of Patricia and/or your story or experience with ALS.
One Year Ago...
Today marks one year since Patricia was called home to be with the Lord. As we remember all she stood for and the model she exhibited, we celebrate her life. We want to express our gratitude for her gracious and giving spirit. And we want to say....
We Miss You
Our hearts still ache with sadness, and many tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.
We hold you close within our hearts, and there you will remain.
To walk with us throughout our lives, until we meet again.
Patricia, we love you very much!!!!!
Memories of Patricia and/or Stories or Experiences with ALS
We are adding this post to allow for comments of memories of Patricia and/or stories or experiences with ALS to be shared.
Patricia Slaughter's Upcoming Birthday - 12/16
Patricia's birthday is coming soon - December 16th. We will reflect on memories we hold near and dear to our hearts that day, especially. Please join us as we honor Patricia with a moment of silence on her birthday. Special birthday donations will be appreciated as well as we continue to help with the fight against ALS. Thank you!
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