Renee's home care

$6,470 of $30k goal

Raised by 50 people in 34 months

Hello friends, Renee was diagnosed with ALS in December of 2012 this horrible disease has progressed quickly as she now needs a home health aide while Jim is at work.

Jim has taken a new job that is very accomodating in allowing him to care for Renee"s needs and provides excellent benefits. Unfortunately the cost of home health care takes nearly 70% of Jim's net pay.
The cruel irony of his situation is that if we were to abandon Renee to a nursing home, insurance would cover 100% of the cost.

We need help to be able to afford the changes this disease has brought and continues to bring into our lives, any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, The Lamb family.


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Update 3
30 months ago
Thank you to Matt Mulcahy and the CNY central team for shareing our story !
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Update 2
34 months ago
Today is Renee's birthday, last year on her birthday she was able to go for a walk, drive a car,take a shower,in other words all the things most of us take for granted every day. Today she can no longer do any of those things,
This will not however stop us from having a fun birthday weekend with our friends and family. It goes with out saying that ALS sucks, but the love and support of family and friends is stronger
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Update 1
34 months ago
FYI Renee has Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, or commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. It's a neuromuscular disease that's robbing Renee's body of all voluntary muscle control. People with ALS live 2-5 years past diagnosis. Renee was diagnosed in Dec.2012. She's in a wheelchair full time and needs help using the toilet and shower, dressing and getting in and out of bed. Her legs are the primary problem now but she's noticing changes in her hand and arm strength. Eventually her swallowing, chewing and breathing will weaken also. So she will need more and more help as time goes on. Right now she is in danger of falling, getting on and off the toilet, so there needs to be someone here all the time with her.
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Laura Riposo-hackney
12 months ago

Hi Renee, My mom has ALS also. She lives in Nelson but, is moving to N. Carolina(the opposite of your journey). Do you have an interest in becoming a pen pal(e-mail) with her?

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Scott Demonte
30 months ago

I wish I could do more for you guys, but I can't and did a little every month. I just understand how hard it is, cancer partially crippled me so I am on disability now. I also totally get how hard it is for her to lose mobility, how cash just goes when your sick and I know how hard it is for caretakers as my wife does many things I just can't do anymore. God bless, hang in there and believe even when you are unfairly tested.

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$6,470 of $30k goal

Raised by 50 people in 34 months
Created October 30, 2013
$30
Anonymous
24 months ago
$100
Anonymous
26 months ago
$500
Anonymous
29 months ago
$10
Anonymous
29 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$50
Anonymous
30 months ago
CM
$50
Cheryl A Kenyon Morgan
30 months ago
RW
$50
Richard Willett
30 months ago
VC
$50
Vincent J. Cardinal
30 months ago

I'm a friend and fan of Steve Hayes, wishing you the best.

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BZ
$50
Bob Zaffram
30 months ago

Good luck to the Lambs. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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MC
$50
Mike Geer & Karen Casper
30 months ago

Renee..keep up the good fight!

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Laura Riposo-hackney
12 months ago

Hi Renee, My mom has ALS also. She lives in Nelson but, is moving to N. Carolina(the opposite of your journey). Do you have an interest in becoming a pen pal(e-mail) with her?

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Scott Demonte
30 months ago

I wish I could do more for you guys, but I can't and did a little every month. I just understand how hard it is, cancer partially crippled me so I am on disability now. I also totally get how hard it is for her to lose mobility, how cash just goes when your sick and I know how hard it is for caretakers as my wife does many things I just can't do anymore. God bless, hang in there and believe even when you are unfairly tested.

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