BENEFITING: ALS GUARDIAN ANGELS FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: ALS GUARDIAN ANGELS FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Oct 26, 2013
Dear friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances, colleagues, and all the rest of you wonderful people =)
My name is Lisa Jones Wyhlidko. I’m originally from Sacramento, CA but I’ve called Alpharetta, GA home since 2006. A couple of years ago my life was completely changed, and I’d like to tell you a bit about it and ask you for some help.
In January of 2010, a friend here in Georgia was diagnosed with ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. When the news was broke, I realized that I didn’t know much about ALS. A few short minutes on Google later and I was basically in hysterics. To find out that such a horrific disease existed (really, it’s progression might have been plucked out of my own nightmares), and to see that there was no known cause, viable treatment, or cure and that the average life expectancy was only about 2-5 years from diagnosis…I was floored.
A few months later, I discovered an incredible man with ALS. An ARMY veteran, a proud father, a witty intellectual, a fighter…and a fearless advocate who wasn’t about to sit idle and feel sorry for himself. His name is Thomas W. Ohlson, and he’s been living on life support for several years now. Due to the ravages of ALS, Tom is now unable to move more than a couple of fingers, he can’t speak, he “eats” through a tube, he no longer breathes on his own but he’s still a fearless advocate…he’s even working on his PHD (how’s THAT for blowing away all of your excuses for just about…everything).
Tom made me decide that I just had to get involved, REALLY involved, somehow. I expressed my desire to many that had been involved in the ALS community for much longer than I, and time and again I was referred to the incredible ALS Guardian Angels foundation. For the last 2 years I have been working full time with the ALS Guardian Angels foundation, and directly involved in helping people with ALS (pALS) every single day. ALS is often referred to as “the nice person’s disease” and I’m going to have to concur. I’ve never encountered so many exceptional people; there are several pALS and their family members that I consider my closest friends. I want to continue to help them and others like them, and that’s where you come in…
About the ALS guardian Angels Foundation (ALSGA):
The ALS Guardian Angels foundation is (that I am aware of) the only foundation of it’s kind, for ALS or any other disease. The reason that I was drawn to it, over other ALS organizations, was the absolute purity of the organization and the fact that pALS receive help with a variety of needs and without any “red tape.” ALSGA does not pay salaries, and every cent of overhead is paid for personally by the president and founder of ALSGA (Stuart Millheiser). 100% of donated funds go directly into the hands of pALS (people with ALS) and their families. ALSGA is also unique in that we realize that ALS is a financially devastating disease, and that our grants can be used for just about anything that a pALS may need it for, and we are currently assisting hundreds of pALS each year throughout the US and occasionally, all over the world.
When no other organization will help, ALS victims and their families turn to the ALS Guardian Angels Foundation. The cost of coping with ALS often leaves families destitute. ALSGA awards more grants for medical equipment, home care, transportation, medication, and living expenses than perhaps any other ALS organization. Our operating philosophy is simple: Every dollar you donate is spent helping pALS. No one draws a salary, all expenses are covered out of pocket. Thank you for your commitment to helping someone with ALS.
For more information please visit:
or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ALS-Guardian-Angels-Foundation/215024571848606
Please help me to reach my fundraising goal with anything you can spare, if I reach my personal fundraising goal of $3,000 - I will be jumping out of a perfectly good airplane for a GREAT Cause.
Thank you for your consideration, and wishing you and those you hold dear much health and happiness.
I can be reached anytime at 916-397-4190 or at Equipment4ALSGA@Live.com
ALS GUARDIAN ANGELS FOUNDATION wrote -
EVENT DATE: OCT 26, 2013
Wings for Warriors! Operation angel drop is set to commence!
When: 10/26/13- 10:00AM - Sunset, followed by an afterparty that will likely go LATE =)
Where: Skydive Atlanta
2333 Delray Road Thomaston, GA 30286
Lisa Jones Wyhlidko - ALS Guardian Angels
916-397-4190 -- Email: Equipment4alsga@live.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alsspidermonkey Twitter: @Lisa_ALSGA
Check back here often, as I'll be adding to and editing this information very regularly.
THANK YOU to ALL for your support!
WHAT WE'RE DOING
On October, 26 2013 at Skydive Atlanta in Thomaston, GA, we will be jumping out of perfectly good airplanes to raise funds to help pALS in need and "Find hope at 14,000 feet." We will be making this a special tribute to Veterans with ALS (vALS) as well as all warriors battling ALS. Veterans are roughly 60% more likely to receive an ALS diagnosis than those who have never served.
This year the price is $200.00 this will include your jump, a catered meal, lots of FUN, and your AWESOME t-shirt (See the photo section here for views of the front and back of the shirt design).
***Please keep in mind that the $200 amount just covers fees (skydive fees charged by the venue and printing fees for the shirts, etc.) involved, so please fundraise to help support the foundation =)
Jumping Not Your Thing: It's still going to be a PARTY! Bring the kids, bring your friends...Bring complete strangers!
*** Please help us Fundraise*** to support the jumper of your choice, or recruit a jumper (that's always fun).
We will also have
- Awesome food
- A bounce house for the kids
- And lots more TBA
To Those Who are not familiar with ALS: ALS is a Motor Neuron Disease that affects a persons muscles eventually leaving them paralyzed unable to eat, breathe, or talk. There is no cure. The average life expectancy of an ALS patient is only 2-5 years.
Why Guardian Angels? While we are impatiently awaiting a cure, our PALS need help. ALS is a financially devastating disease. Most are not able to come up with the money for copay's on wheelchairs, breathing apparatuses, and proper beds much less power bills, gas bills, or mortgages to stay in their homes. This is why we chose Guardian Angels. Stu (president, founder, and chief donor) is a one man wrecking crew on the hardships of ALS patients. When no one else can help, Stu saves the day every single time. Pouring everything he has out to make PALS lives better. Please jump for this organization that happily meets the needs of our pALS each day. Please visit www.alsguardianangelsfoundation.com for more information or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ALS-Guardian-Angels-Foundation/215024571848606