ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. The disease can affect anyone. It almost always progresses, eventually taking away the ability to walk, dress, write, speak, swallow, and breathe, and shortening the life span.
It is a cruel disease – I saw my big brother, Vidyasagar, fight it every step of the way. He was a man who loved life and lived each day with passion and curiosity. He was a father, a husband, a brother, and a son. He was kind and generous and seeing him struggle as he fought ALS was heartbreaking.
I want to honor my brother's memory and contribute towards reaching a breakthrough in ALS research. Anything that would prevent another human being, another family from going through this struggle is worth every effort. No one should suffer from ALS.
Please join me in the fight by donating to the UMASS ALS Cellucci Fund.
The goal of the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund is to create a $10 million endowment to seed the boldest research ideas in the interdisciplinary labs under the direction of Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, one of the world's foremost authorities on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Thank you for your support,