Thank you for helping us reach our Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising goal!
Thanks to you, last year we received the Rookie Team Award for raising the most money for the ALS Walk as a first year team, AND 2nd place for overall fundraising! The medals hang in my parents' family room to remind them of your love and support. THANK YOU!
My dad continues to keep the jokes coming, despite the disease taking more and more of his body away from him. Now it is not only what the disease has physically done to his body, but how it has taken away the daily pleasures we take advantage of: freely moving, enjoying food, and actively participating in a conversation (which you know is annoying the **** out of him, especially when you say something incorrect!). Breathing is becoming more of a challenge. While he wants to eat, his primary means of nutrition is through his feeding tube. His spirits are amazingly high, although some days the challenges on his body make it difficult. This year, we need to show him even more support.
Please click on the link below to join our team and walk alongside my Dad (although he can go faster than you with his ten-speed wheelchair now). If you want to, you can donate and participate as a 'virtual walker'. If you can't donate but are available Saturday, June 3rd, please come and walk with us. It's not about the money... it's about showing support.
If you can walk with us on Saturday June 3rd in Hershey again, please join us after for a picnic at my parents house.
Thank you to EVERYONE who donated and participated last year - we appreciate every ounce of support. My dad really does see the good in what this disease has done. Your support and love help to remind him of that each day.
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. Bob was diagnosed 1/16/2015.