Patricia Kraay Memorial Fund
Established by Maria Gruppen
North Carolina Chapter
In Loving Memory, 1951-2020

    Patricia was diagnosed with ALS in 2017. She continued to be an inspiration and encouragement to others throughout her battle with ALS, she will be sorely missed. Patricia and her husband Robert have often commented upon the supportive nature of the ALS community through which they have built close friendships, recieved grant funding for equipment, as well as education and support. Now we would like to give back in her honor in order to help ease the financial and emotional burden of this disease upon other families.


    We need to let people with ALS know they are not alone.  ALS affects more than nerve cells and muscles, it affects families, friends, co-workers, and communities. 

    With no known cause or cure, ALS challenges the human spirit and tests the courage of everyone touched by this devastating disease.

    However, we can work together to create a Community of Hope that restores dreams and builds courage.  Our community gives strength and hope to our loved ones, neighbors, and friends facing the fear and uncertainty of ALS.

    Your gifts will make this possible.  Please click the donation button to the right and give generously.

    Thank you for helping us build a Community of Hope!

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    Dollars Raised
    Goal: $4,000
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