ALS Home Care for Terry Porter

Last July, my father (Terry Porter) was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also known as motor neuron disease or Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS is a progressive disease for which there is no cure.  Daddy went from working overtime and spending his days off fixing cars and helping others to not being able to walk in just a matter of months.  He has even already lost the use of his arms which leaves him unable to eat and drink on his own, tend to his personal hygiene, or even scratch his nose. 

Daddy requires round the clock care, and Medicare/Medicaid only covers 8 hours a day Monday-Friday.  With his health declining rapidly, the only alternative is a nursing home or hospice. Your donation will give him the opportunity to spend his last days in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his loved ones.  

Of course, we understand that these are tough times for everyone.  Even the smallest donation can help us reach our goal, but you can also help in other ways.  Here's how:

-Share this fundraiser.  The more people this reaches, the higher the chances of us reaching our goal.

-Be an advocate.  Take the time to research ALS and share what you've learned with friends and family.

-Pray.  While there is no cure for ALS, our family asks for prayers for comfort, strength, and peace for Daddy and for all of us.

This is an urgent need, as the average life expectancy of someone with ALS is only 2-4 years.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Amber Porter 
Pelahatchie, MS
Terry Porter 
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