"Love for Laura" (ALS- aka: Lou Gehrigs)
Laura Campbell CELINA, TX
We would like to introduce you to Laura. Laura is a devoted wife, mother of 3 beautiful kids, and simply a dear friend whom we love very much. We live in the small town of Celina, Texas which is north of Dallas. When we have a neighbor in need, we stick together and and do whatever it takes to help... which brings us to the creation of this page as our hearts are breaking for our friend.
Laura suffers from "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis" (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. Eventually, the ability of the brain to start and control voluntary movement is lost. There are very few resources for home care that are covered by insurance, therefore there are significant costs for medical care, home health care, and help for the family's daily living.
Laura has always been a stay at home mom since having her 3 kids. Although we realize we cannot care for her sweet children the way she has, Laura is now to the point that she requires in home care around the clock. As you know, this is incredibly expensive and insurance simply does not cover the majority of her living expenses and needs. Laura's husband Bruce works outside the home and picks up extra shifts to pay the bills, but it just is not enough. Medical expenses are overwhelming and continuing to climb so we felt the call to step in and help in the best way we can. We have seen amazing things happen through the "GoFundMe" program and we are hopeful this will prove equally successful for Laura and her family. This is a beautiful family and Laura has been their rock, but now she needs us and we are excited at the potential that this website offers.
We are seeking monetary donations to directly aid Laura and her family with living expenses, in home care, management of the home (cleaning, etc.), child care, medical, prescriptions, food, and pre/post hospice care. If you cannot help financially, we will sincerely appreciate your prayers.
In addition, our community is hosting a live Auction on September the 8th and all of the proceeds will benefit Laura and her family. (We are also actively seeking silent auction items to be included in the event. If you would like to send an auction item to us, please send us a comment and we will let you know how to reach us.)
Thank you in advance for reading our story and extending your support to help our sweet friend during this difficult time. God bless you.
For anyone local to the DFW area, we have one more opportunity to show support for "Love for Laura" - we have partnered with Chili's Restaurant in Frisco, TX (Eldorado and the Tollway location) to do a "Chili's Night" as a fundraiser/ giveback on behalf of Love for Laura! They will donate 20% of proceeds from your check to "Love for Laura" this Thursday, 9/12/13 at the Frisco location only! So, if you can make it in there to eat lunch or dinner tomorrow.. please tell them you are here for Love for Laura and ensure it is written on the top of your check and join us in supporting her worthy cause even further!
The "Love for Laura" Auction was held this past Sunday in Celina Texas and it truly was a blessing. Laura was in attendance and was beaming! Her smile radiated the entire room and it was simply a great day! The Campbells are deeply touched by the out pouring of kindness and generosity from all of you and are so humbled by what God is doing in their lives right now. Thank you all again for your continued prayers!
Wow! The outpouring of support is so much appreciated. Thank you guys so much for helping to spread the word and help the Campbell Family during this difficult time. It truly means so much to Laura and your prayers and kindness are most appreciated! God Bless you all! Regan
Kerry Pryor- thanks so much for reaching out! Please email me at "email@example.com" and if you would please give me a phone number to reach you in the email I will gladly call ya! Thx so much! We are trying to have all donations in by 8/30... but I am glad to make any arrangement with you as long as we can get it prior to the auction on 9/8! Thanks soooo much! I look forward to hearing from you! Regan
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