We lost my dad to ALS in July. Just because we knew it would come eventually did not make it any easier. Watching him suffer for the last few years has been tough, and I'm sure it was not as tough as it was for him to live with it.
Thank you for helping me reach my Walk to Defeat ALS fundraising goal. The Walk to Defeat ALS raises funds to support those affected by ALS and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.
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, and presently there is no known cause or cure.