It is so important for me to get this out there! I saw my brother Dennis lose his ability to walk, move his hands and eventually speak! If he had an itch, a cramp or pain. We had to guess where it was and hell him. We fed him and clothed him, sat with him to make sure he was comfortable. My family was my team in caring for him. We all moved our schedule around daily to make sure someone was there for him that day for every meal and companionship. This team is my walking team today to help find a cure.
I have donated to many charities related to different types of Cancer. With all the research done for years and still going on, Cancer, if caught in time, can be treatable with special treatments and/or surgery! Of course, as any disease, there is the possibility of complications and loss of life.
ALS has no cure, no treatment or surgery! All you can do is take medications for pain management to be comfortable! You have no muscle function to turn or make yourself comfortable to ease your pain or discomfort, so you depend on others to do it for you. I cared for and lost my 2nd eldest brother to ALS! I have done so much for research and a cure for Cancer diseases, I want to do the same for ALS.
I cannot thank you all enough and tell you how much I appreciate all those who have done the ice bucket challenge and donated to the research of ALS. ALS is an inherited disease, but with our fight against ALS, we may be able to beat it for ourselves and others! Join me and my TEAM DENNIS walk or donate for the fight against ALS! I have walked the walk for Cancer and I intend to do the same for ALS in honor of this brother and others. Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!