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Personal Amount Raised:
Personal fundraising goal: $3,000.00
Welcome to Team Howard!
WHY I WALK
As most of you know, my family and I unfortunately lost my father back in 2018 to this horrible disease. Howard was an incredible man. You could tell Howard was in a room from his big, boisterous laugh. He was a healer. A helper. A doer. He was a big family man who made Sunday family dinners a priority and planned nonstop of activities for all of us to do, many of which included a great beer and burger somewhere along the way. He loved to joke around and tell stories. His kids were his whole life. And his dream was to grow old and bounce grandchildren on his knee and go take them to sports games and concerts.
But life always has other plans. He was first diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease around the age of 50 after a hit-and-run triggered a strong neuromuscular response. After about a decade we noticed that his symptoms had become much worse. Drooping head, neck, and shoulders, and a pronounced limp.
After months of tests and a series of diagnoses from some of the top hospitals in California, it was confirmed... he had ALS. And sadly within a year of the diagnosis he passed - comfortably in his bed at home.
Since that day, I have made it a priority to spread awareness of ALS and help raise critical research funds to make sure we figure out better treatments, and maybe one day, a cure to this disease. My dream is to make sure that the next person who receives a diagnosis is able to continue to laugh with their family longer, stronger, and better than ever before. And that starts with your help. Please help the next victim of this disease be able to take their kids and grandkids to soccer games, concerts, and school.
No one should have to go through what my father went through. And no family should have to see their loved ones trapped inside a failing body. I hope you will join us in our cause and donate, even just a few dollars. Every penny helps. And we greatly appreciate the support of our friends!
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 a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. ALS can strike anyone, and presently there is no known cause or cure.
A person with ALS becomes physically locked-in as the disease progressively paralyzes the body. The key to UNLOCK ALS begins with us.
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. Click or tap on VIEW MY TEAM above to join, or on DONATE to make a donation.
It is only together that we will defeat ALS!