BENEFITING: The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter
EVENT: Kimmswick 5K
EVENT DATE: Aug 17, 2013
Gregg Ratliff wrote -
Every 90 minutes someone in the USA is diagnosed with and succumbs to, ALS. 80% of these patients live 2-5 years. Despite it's 160 year history there is no diagonostic test, treatment nor cure for this cruel disease. We desparately need research dollars to defeat this disease.
Nancy was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in July of 2009. She has lost her ability to independently move, speak, eat, swallow, or even hold her eyes open. She is ventilator dependent and therefore requires skilled nursing care. The amount of care and medical supplies needed is astronomical. Unfortunately, insurance only covers a fraction of these needs.
Please help us battle this dreaded disease by supporting our family in our fundraising event.