This is my Dad Ken....& He has ALS ( Lou Gehrig's disease)Hello All you friends and family... I'm not sure if any of you know.. But this is my Dad Ken.. We recently found out that he has been diagnosed with the Lou Gehrig's Disease. If you aren't too sure what the disease is.. Well it's a horrible one.. I looked up some information on what the disease is exactly, because to be honest I didn't know what it was either......
It is a neuromuscular disease that attacks the nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. the mind remains completely unaffected, but all voluntary muscle actions are compromised. Persons in later stages of the disease are left totally paralyzed. The average life expediency of persons with ALS is two to five years from the time of diagnosis. A very few, However live as long as 10-15 years after diagnosis. It gets to the point when they wont be able to swallow, and all they can do is blink. ALS is a rare & sad disease.
In honor of my dad, I am hosting a fundraising walk to defeat ALS. The event will take place on Saturday October 18th, at the William R. Mason Regional Park, in Irvine, CA
I have made a BLOG just for all the information for the walk...Please click HERE to view the blog, if you are interested!
My goal is to get at least 100 people to walk, and raise at least $500.00.... that's only a donation of $5.00 people. Less than a meal at lunch time.. If you can buy yourself lunch today, I'm sure you can donate at least $5.00 to save someones life! ( I promise you feel all warm and fuzzy inside if you do!)
If you'd like to walk with us or only donate, the information to join the walk, or donate is on the blog I made in Honor of my Father. Click HERE!!
The web site to the ALS walk association is www.alsaoc.org
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE... ANYTHING AT ALL WILL HELP.... PUT YOURSELF IN MY POSITION, IF YOUR OWN FATHER WAS IN THIS SITUATION YOU WOULD WANT THE BEST FOR HIM AS WELL! I HOPE YOU ALL CAN SEE THE LIGHT IN THIS, SOFTEN YOUR HEARTS AND DO ANYTHING POSSIBLE TO HELP! I APPRECIATE ANYTHING AT ALL.
THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!