Hi Family & Friends!
After experiencing sudden slurred speech and progressive weakness in her hands and arms in August of 2018, my mom spent the next few months seeing countless doctors and was ultimately diagnosed with ALS in January 2019 right after her 70th birthday. It was a devastating diagnosis to her and to our whole family. Since being diagnosed my mom has progressed significantly. She has now lost the ability to walk, speak, use her hands, and relies solely on her G-tube (feeding tube) for her daily nourishment, hydration & medications.
We know this is such a difficult time in the world, and we are hoping to make a positive difference. ALS is a scary disease that currently has no cure, but we are doing everything we can to change this. All the money raised from the ALS Virtual Walk for Life goes directly back to the Les Turner ALS Clinic in Chicago where my mom is being cared for by an amazing team.
For more information about ALS or the Les Turner ALS Foundation, you can visit lesturnerals.org.