Peggy Gillis, was diagnosed with ALS in June of 2015. This disease is slowly making her life more difficult; taking away her ability to do simple daily tasks and live in the active and social way she once did. What this disease hasn't taken is her never-ending optimism and love for life, and for that I am grateful.
ALS is not an incurable disease. It is an underfunded disease. We hope that through organizations like ALS One, and through efforts like the Ice Bucket Challenge, funds raised and knowledge shared will move us closer to a cure. Until then, we need to support the organizations that are helping people with ALS and their families cope with this horrible disease.
I hope you will participate in this walk with me, either by donation or joining our team and the fundraising efforts. Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) has provided our family with assistive devices, helped us to navigate a world of care we never hoped we would have to, and even helped us to get a wheelchair ramp installed at our home. Please help this incredible organization continue to do great work! I am so grateful for your donations, and your help in spreading the word.