Help me raise money to find a cure for ALS!
HELP US UNLOCK ALS
|Event:||Greater Los Angeles Walk|
|Date:||November 6, 2022|
This year will be the 16th year the Emerald Isle team, named after Alan's Islander sailboat, has participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS. Now both Joel, 11, and Mick, 8, the grandsons he never got to know, are already many years older than Seth was when he lost his father. They get to share so many things with their Dad--Little League, sailing, skiing, mountain bike riding, tennis, music...
We would love to have you join us at Exposition Park next Sunday for the walk around the periphery of the museums. Registration opens at 9 am in front of the Natural History Museum, with an opening ceremony at 10:30 and the Walk at 11. Throughout the day until 1 pm there will be entertainment by a wonderful Americana band I found playing at Palisades Park in Santa Monica Sunday afternoons--The Sun Canyon Band.
Alan before ALS--Sailor, bike rider, learning to play tennis to keep up with me. Taken around the time personalized license plates became available and he ordered one for me that said ALS GAL. Little did we know...
This is the last picture taken of Seth and his Dad, a couple of months before Alan suffered a respiratory and cardiac arrest while in the hospital recovering from a mild bronchitis. He spent his last month on a ventilator, no longer able to speak with his son when he visited every day after school and decorated the ICU with pictures and notes. The nurses taught 5 yr-old Seth how to print out Alan's EKG and he went to their station and printed out that last flat one the night he passed away.
As the red bracelet that is part of my daily uniform reminds me, Alan's mantra and ours has always been "Never give up." Now Emerald Isle is proud to be part of the new NEVER GIVE UP Club comprised of Walk teams that have raised at least $25,000.
Progress is being made. We will never give up our search for a treatment and a cure. Won't you please help us?
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