In November of 2017, our family was stuck with terrible news. After many years of testing, x-rays, MRI’s, CT scans, doctors, physical therapy and misdiagnosis we were told our beloved Nita was confirmed with ALS. (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
Over the last few years, we have watched a very active, energetic, fun loving woman become semi-immobile and limited. However, Nita has not given into the disease. Despite her physical impairment, Nita has kept her faith strong and her will to persevere great. To us, Nita is more than a wife… more than a mother…more than a grandmother… more than a sister… more than an aunt…more than a friend. She is a hero. She is a fighter. She is a model of faith and devotion.
All of Nita’s life she has been unselfish and would help anyone in need. Now it is time for us to fight with her and give back. We are blessed to know her ALS progression is slow and will fortunately have more time together. We love her to the moon and back and need your help to raise awareness and funds to find a cure and end this tragic illness.
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!