Angela's fight to live with ALS

March 2, 2018, Angela was diagnosed with ALS.  Angela is 34 years old, has a 4 month old son (Patrick), a husband (Scott) and very little hope that she will live to see her son's first day of school.

When Angela was a few months pregnant, she first noticed weakness in her hands. In the past year her diagnosis went from pregnancy-related fatigue to carpel-tunnel to an auto-immune disease from which she would recover and finally to ALS, a terminal disease with a life expectancy of 3-5 years.

ALS destroys the nerve cells responsible for controlling your muscles, leaving your mind intact to perfectly understand what is happening to your body and to your loved ones as they are left in grief for the unlived dreams you leave behind and their complete inability to help.  Unfortunately, her family has been through this before with her grandfather, Bill, who passed away a year after being diagnosed with ALS in 2006.  He was a great man, extremely hard working, utterly devoted to his family, and robbed of his well earned retirement enjoying traveling and family with his wife and 4 grandchildren (whom he doted on).  He is missed.
Although she hopes to participate in a clinical trial and has started medication in hopes of extending her time with Patrick and Scott, there are some immediate needs for modifying her home and purchasing adaptive aids.  In the future, her care needs will include home care, travel expenses, and setting up a fund for Patrick's education.

If you are unable to give, please consider adding Angela to your prayer list and sharing her story with others.

Thank you so much and God Bless,
Angela's Family

p.s.  Angela really lived life.  She pursued her dreams and built up a large network of friends whom she loves.  She loved to watch KU basketball, ski, and be outdoors.  Below is a picture from one of her proudest moments, having reached the summit of a "fourteener" in Colorado.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Melissa Flores 
Morgantown, WV
Angela Cline 
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