Nathan Kaufman's Personal Fundraising Page
Did you know the lifetime risk of developing ALS is just 1 in 300? There is no known cure for ALS and, once diagnosed, patients typically live only three to five years. These are alarming facts about ALS, but we can help change the course of the disease and ensure that progress is made toward finding life-enhancing treatments and a cure.
The Les Turner ALS Foundation is here to care for those affected by the disease, answer their questions and support them and their loved ones every step of their journey.
I am participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon as part of Team Race for ALS because I believe in the mission of the Les Turner ALS Foundation! I believe in providing the best possible care to people living with ALS and their families in the Chicagoland area and I believe that the funds we raise together will lead to a cure for ALS. This cause is important to me and I’d greatly appreciate your support of my efforts.
I haven't had to struggle with this disease personally, but I have had a few connections to it and its sister disease PLS (Primary Lateral Sclerosis). In high school, one of my good friends' girlfriend's father passed away from ALS. We would often spend time as a friend group at her house and I saw the struggle that he went through. His battle inspired me to write my final anatomy and physiology thesis on ALS.
Recently my wife who is a Speech Pathologist has been working with a patient with PLS. One of his bucket list goals was to skydive. My wife, being the incredible person that she is, told him that if he did it she would join in. On June 24th both of them jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. This story has attracted a lot of attention. So much so that at least 7 more people from the hospital jumped! Mitch's mission is "I may have PLS, but PLS doesn't have me!" Here is a bit of his story below:
Anyone else have skydiving on their bucket list? Read below about Mitch's Mission.
Please consider making a donation to help me reach my fundraising goal. My wife Jai and I need to raise $3500 combined for the foundation. Together, we can make an impact and create a world free of ALS.
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