As we have recently told family and a few close friends, Jack was recently diagnosed with early ALS. This was a complete surprise to us and we are just getting our heads around the reality of it. Coincidentally, the annual Walk to Defeat ALS was April 30 in Bend. Six friends and we had the pleasure of walking with many others as well as learning a lot about ALS and the support that the ALS Assocation provides. We are so impressed with the ALS Clinic in Bend and the team of people that will be helping us along this journey. The amount of support is truly amazing, including the support and concern you have all shown us.
So, if you would enjoy donating to the ALS Association to support those affected by ALS and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure, this is an easy opportunity. Please don't feel obligated. The choice is totally yours.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, terminal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. ALS can strike anyone, and presently there is no known cause or cure.
That’s why we walked. Jack wants to beat the odds and live healthy and active as long as possible.
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.
Thank you for any donation you would like to make. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.
With so much gratitude for all of you, Jack and Beth