Daniel's symptoms started in early 2011 when his left hand started losing function. In March of of 2012, his right arm, and both his legs started showing symptoms. He was finally diagnosed with ALS in May of 2012. His ALS is fast progressing. He stopped working in June, was in a wheelchair by the end of the summer, and as of March 2013, he has lost almost all muscle function. His speech and breathing are started to be affected as well.
Walk to Defeat ALS
Thank you for helping me reach my Walk to Defeat ALSŪ fundraising goal! This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.
Please consider walking with me or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. I encourage you get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers involved!
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, 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 an ALS patient 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.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.