A few years back I too did the “ice bucket challenge” and was very naive as to exactly how messed up ALS truly is! In November of 2017 our lives changed forever, our rock the strongest most hard working man I know (our father Francisco Fonseca) was diagnosed with ALS! Although the reality of this disease and what is to come is a hard pill to swallow my fathers diagnosis has also made positive changes in all of us! My parents love on each other a little more, we’ve all learned to be more patient, forgive each other and we accept each other’s flaws and love each other anyway! We live everyday to the fullest and don’t take one day for granted! We are taking those trips, being even more silly with each other and truly living our lives!!
We the Fonseca’s invite you to either walk with us or you could simply donate if you’d like, either way we love and appreciate YOU!! #kissMyALS
Maggie Fonseca ❤
Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
Why We Need Your Help
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!