Helping Bobby in his fight with ALS

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Raised by 357 people in 48 months
Bobby Forster  Newport, RI
Hi! My name is Bobby Forster and I have ALS. There I said it...... For those of you who don't know what ALS is it’s a pretty crappy disease. It is a neurodegenerative disease that slowly takes away your ability to walk, talk, eat and even breath.

How slowly? Not very.... 90% of people with ALS die of respiratory failure within 3-5 years of their diagnosis. 

For me this disease is a bummer. I am 25 years old and am in the prime of my life. I have an incredible girlfriend, an amazing family, and the best friends anyone could ever have. I have always been very active and knowing that I am going to lose the ability to do a lot of the things that I love is really sad. 

My friend and fellow ALS battler Steve Saling once said, "Until medicine proves otherwise, technology IS the cure". That is something I have really taken to heart. Since receiving my diagnosis I have become determined to take the technology further than anyone ever has before. I am currently working to develop exoskeleton prosthetics that can run off of a brain wave interface. I have been hard at work on this since my diagnosis and I intend to change the lives of thousands of others fighting this terrible disease. This is something that is within my skill set and I will make it a reality. Please help me get there!
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Posted by Bobby Forster
46 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who has helped support me. This last year has been a crazy one, but I must say the amount of love and support I feel is absolutely incredible! Now that I am a year older and hopefully a year wiser we are going to do some really great stuff to fight ALS. I wouldn't be able to do all of this without you. Happy St. Patricks Day!
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Posted by Bobby Forster
48 months ago
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Thank you all so incredibly much for your support. Words cannot explain how grateful I am.
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Posted by Bobby Forster
48 months ago
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Hey Guys,

A lot of people have been asking me about a gofundme account so here it is! Thank you all so much for all of your love and support. You guys rock!
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Ann Forster
36 months ago

Tony, I am actually Bobby's aunt

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Tony Palazola
36 months ago

Hello. I graduated with your mother and saw this on her Facebook page. I wish the best for you and your family.

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Tony, I am actually Bobby's aunt

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Hello. I graduated with your mother and saw this on her Facebook page. I wish the best for you and your family.

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