Fund for my Dad's ALS medication

My dad has ALS, also known as Lou Gerhig's disease. ALS is a progressive, paralytic disease of the nerves and muscles. He has been fighting this horrible disease for three years now, and finally a new drug named Radicava has been approved to treat ALS. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for treatment of ALS in 20 years. It has shown to be so effective during clinical trials that they had to rush it through the approval process to get it out to the public. Although it's not a cure, it can help slow the progression of my dad's ALS and we are so blessed that my dad has  been approved for it.
However, this mediciation is extremely expensive, he recives the medicine every day by IV for two weeks of each month. While insurance covers a small part of the cost, there is still a very heavy financial burden on my family to cover the rest of the cost. With a little bit of help from our friends, family and community we can sufficently raise enough money to help lighten the financial strain and ensure my dad gets his medication.  
My hope is that this medication will slow the progression of this devistating disease and lessen the pain he experiences. It would mean the world to me, my dad and my family if you could keep him in your prayers and hope that one day they will have a cure for ALS. 
Thank you for taking the time to read this, any donations will be greatly appreciated.
Another way you can help is by spreading awareness about ALS because many people still do not know about this disease, and the more people who know, the faster we can help to find a cure.
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Organizer

Sam Villella 
Organizer
Stony Brook, NY
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