I was diagnosed with ALS in 2014. I am one of the lucky ones; as you will see if you read further.
It's important to me and Jan and our amazing team to raise both awareness and money to help others in our community afflicted with ALS. Thank you for being part of the team!
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.
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.
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. Thank you for your donation!
Deana, Team Captain(!)