My dad got diagnosed with ALS in 2014, it was a very difficult time for my family, friends and I.
ALS is not an easy illness to deal with and my
father was really good at always keeping a smile on his face as well as
being optimistic. As his primary caregiver I experienced a lot of
difficult times as well as good times with him.
Early last year my dad was no longer able to walk, talk, eat, and care
for himself, he lost his battle to ALS on September 4th 2018.
I will forever remember how strong my father was during those tough
years and will always remember that he never
gave up. As his daughter I made a promise to myself to always keep his
life lessons and kindness as part of my life. Let’s walk to remember the
amazing man, father, and friend that Hector was. Let’s also walk to
support the families that have a loved one battling
I will miss my father for the rest of my life but I know that he will be walking with us in spirit.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.
we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise
awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To
help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you
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 a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of
strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still
costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people
living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and