My mom Karen was diagnosed in November of 2016 and lost her battle with this terrible disease in October of 2017. She fought until the end and kept her positive spirit until her last days. I am hopeful that one day there will be a cure for ALS. I am beyond grateful to all who are helping us in reaching our goal and raising awareness along the way!
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. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!