My mom Toni Roybal lost her battle to ALS in June and I want to help raise money to find a cure. This disease is extremely aggressive and heartbreaking; and watching my mom suffer through it was devastating. She passed away just 6 months after diagnosis. The ALS association was an amazing help and provided us with so many things that my mom needed as her disease progressed. Without the ALS association I don't know how we would've gotten through it, so I want to help repay the favor and help other families in need as well.
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.