My grandpa is the sweetest most caring person I know. He loves hard and teachesmany lessons. He has always been there for me. He stepped in after my parents divorced and taught me and showed me things my father did not. I love my grandpa so much and while he suffers with ALS he continues to encourage me and help me. ALS is not as simple as ABC. It is a disease of the parts of the nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement. Eventually the muscles become weak and then nonfunctional. He is completely paralyzed in his right arm and losing the function of his left. Simple things like getting dressed, bathing, feeding himself, brushing his teeth and many other things are no longer possible. His breathing capacity is at about 60% right now and has to use a machine to pump air into his lungs. It's difficult to witness the toll this disease is taking on this former athletic, active man. Needless to say, we need help in paying the mounting expenses that are being incurred at this time and will continue as his disease progresses. There is an immediate need for a handicap accessible van; other specialized equipment designed for ALS patients will be needed as the disease progresses. We just want to help him so please help us do this for a man who has always helped others and cannot no longer help himself. Your help is greatly appreciated and thank you for your concerns and donations.