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.
My father, Greg, lost his year-long battle with the undefeated ALS in February 2022. ALS and its cruel ways took so much from him but he never allowed the disease to crush his positive spirit. He refused to let ALS cripple his wit and wisdom, and most importantly, he continued to express his abundance of love for our family.
That’s why I’m walking. To change the statistics. To bring help and hope to those living with the disease. To ensure that no one ever hears the words: “You Have ALS” again. I will never understand why ALS chose my dad, but I am hopeful that there will one day be a cure so that no other individual has to fight this horrible and devastating fight.
The past two years have brought incredible advancements in ALS research, expanded access to care for people living with ALS, and enabled legislation that impacts the quality of life of people with ALS and their families.
But, we can’t stop now. The key to a cure begins with you.
Please consider walking with me or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.