Katie was diagnosed with the fatal disease called ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease) in 2008. It has taken a vibrant, go anywhere, do anything, beautiful loving and loved person, a mother of 3 and Nana to 7 grandkids and has left her unable to speak, eat, swallow, walk without assistance, write, hold a book, shower, button a blouse, brush her teeth and breathe comfortably without the use of morphine. And that's just a snapshot of a life living with ALS.
When this hits you need help, assistance, counseling, support, a place to call day or night, people to turn to who have gone and are going through this.
Those people are the Joan Dancy and PALS Foundation. Their mission is to support PALS (People with ALS), their families and care
givers. Their support group meetings are PRICELESS. They give me strength, they are our lifeline.
Here are some PRICELESS examples;
Needed a wheelchair - got it
Needed a shower chair - got it
Needed a respiratory therapist - got one
Needed help late one night when Katie was in crisis - got it
Needed someone to talk to Katie about end of life - got it
Needed an affordable way to purchase the one and only ALS drug - got it
Needed help when Katie was getting nauseous after each feeding - got it
Needed Katie to hear why she should get a feeding tub - got it
Needed a talk about why it was time and the value of Hospice Care - got it
Needed an electric wheelchair and custom van for a weekend family trip - got it
Needed someone to come to the house and give Katie a mani/pedi - got it
Needed a dentist to come to the house for Katie - got it
Joan Dancy and PALS is about all of the above and so much more. So please DONATE what you can and help them to continue to be a PRICELESS LIFELINE to us and other PALS.
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