Team "Do It For Debbi" is continuing on in the mission to find a cure for this disease. With your fundraising efforts, we can make a difference.
Debbi's words: In March of 2014 I started having trouble with my voice. It just didn't sound right. Long story short, I was diagnosed with ALS in October 2014. You can imagine my shock at this diagnosis. If you had told me cancer or heart disease, I would not have liked it, but not have been as shocked, as that runs in my family. Then when I got online reserachng my disease I found out there is NO CURE!!! NO way to combat this disease. How can that be? Science has come so far on so many diseases! All that exists are efforts to help you have a better life with the disease. My ability to speak is gone. I now communicate by typing on my i-pad, which then vocalizes my words. I am thankfull for this age of technology where there is equipment out there through which I can "talk". There are so many diseases out there for which all of us would want a cure. But since this one has hit home, I am asking for your help. I won't be cured, but through this walk and other efforts by the ALS association we can HOPE for a cure! As Stephen Hawking is credited with saying "Where there is Life there is Hope".
Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. 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!