On June 13, 2017, my diagnosis of PLS changed to ALS. While this is very scary, it has made me more determined to do my part to raise funds for ALS. For the 2nd year, my family and I will be walking in the Portland Walk to Defeat ALS. You can help us by donating. Or even better, join Robin's Caped Crusaders on September 24th! We will provide our superheroes with a special red shirt and yellow cape to wear on the Walk! Hope to see you there!!
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 yet it still costs loved ones 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.