Jim DeMuth's fight with ALS

Please help raise money for this amazing man. Jim DeMuth has recently been diagnosed with ALS (often called Lou Gehrig’s disease). ALS is a rapidly progressive invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. ALS causes weakness with a wide range of disabilities. Eventually, all muscles under voluntary control are affected. Individuals lose their strength and the ability to move their arms, legs, and body, when the muscles in the diaphragm and chest wall fail, the ability to breathe is lost without ventilation support. This disease does not affect the mind or intelligence so while the body stops working your mind is 100% still there. Most people with ALS die from respiratory failure, usually within 3-5 years from the onset of symptoms; Jim’s doctors give him 24-36 months. There is no cure for ALS however Jim has an amazing opportunity to try something that could possibly stop the disease where it has progressed so far or could possibly reverse the symptoms all together! However insurance does not cover this procedure, as you can imagine it is very expensive and in a desperate attempt to save his life he is not giving up and going for it! Any little bit helps and I know would be greatly appreciated by him, Kristin, family and friends. Thank you!
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Kacie Halsted 
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