Our Uncle, Brother, Father & Husband, Son & Friend to so many, Paul Wappelhorst, has been battling ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease since the final diagnosis in 2011. Paul began having symptoms of ALS in 2010, but due to the difficulty in diagnosing this disease, he was not finally diagnosed until July 2011. We are so fortunate to still have him with us today & we can walk in Honor of a wonderful man. We are walking in honor of Paul and anyone who has been diagnosed with this disease in hopes of a treatment & a cure! We pray for a cure every day and hope our small difference in walking, raising awareness & money for this disease will help so many people. Any donation you can make to our Family Walk will make a difference and a step further to finding a cure, treatment & even a cause for this disease.
We walk in honor of Paul Wappelhorst, We walk in hope they will find a cure or at least a treatment, We walk for anyone who has or had ALS & We walk for everyone who has a family member with this diagnosis.
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
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, 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 an ALS patient 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.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.