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Mogan Family/ ALS Help

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Many of you are aware that my brother Denny Mogan has just received a diagnosis of Bulbar onset ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). We are asking for donations to assist his young family through this terrible time. As they deal with the grief & emotional impact of this diagnosis, I am asking for my friends, loved ones & community -  to assist with any financial burdens we can. In addition to the medical bills & other financial stresses this disease causes, we are also hoping to give them the ability to spend quality time together with their 2 young sons & extended family before it progresses to a point where that is not possible. With the inability to do business as normal at the restaurant, I fear that without assistance they will not be able to continue operating the business that they have put everything they have into. In order to even reopen to full capacity there will be a great number of expenses. 
In addition to the immediate needs, our fundraising goals are also aimed at assisting his wife, Kateryna Mogan (a school teacher), with future costs that she would have otherwise shared with her husband, such as mortgage bills & the needs of their two young boys.

Please read below for more information on this wonderful family & the diagnosis so you can understand why it is so important that we all open our hearts & donate AS SOON AS POSSIBLE....
Denny is well loved around his hometown of Salisbury, Maryland, known as the guy that would do anything for anyone. Proudly Irish with strong Pittsburgh roots, his family is well known for their tenacity, generosity & community involvement in the Salisbury & surrounding areas. 
A devoted father & husband....
In 2006 he married Kateryna Mogan, now his wife of 14 years. She is a school teacher in Worcester County & part time YMCA instructor . He has two amazing boys - Michael(Mick) Mogan 8yrs( & Jack Mogan 5yrs.  You can often catch them on the soccer fields or swimming competitively at the YMCA.
They attend every Sunday & he is an Ordained Elder at Wicomico Presbyterian Church
Denny Mogan attended Bennett Middle & High School, then Hampton-Sydney & Salisbury University for College.
After school he went into the restaurant industry, working for well known restaurants like Market Street Inn, Brew River, Harborside & most recently EVO Public house as their General Manager.  He then moved over the brewing side & spent several years selling EVO beers to local restaurants & stores all throughout Delmarva. His dream was always to open his own place, which after years of planning & hard work finally came to fruition in Nov 2019 with MOGAN’S OYSTER HOUSE opening, located in downtown Salisbury.
Unfortunately as fate would have it, that is also when his first symptoms began to emerge.
Bulbar ALS
Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, short for Amyotrophic lateral Schlerosis. This disease destroys motor neurons starting in the areas of the face, head & neck. It progresses faster & more aggressively than Limb onset, the other more common onset type. While symptoms vary from person to person, most common onset losses are of speech & a difficulty swallowing, followed by respiratory weakness and then moves to the rest of a body. 

This is a quick moving, progressive, TERMINAL disease, with no known cure. There are promising drugs & treatments to slow the progress & enhance functionality that the Mogan’s are exploring with their team at Hopkins.

I realize that it is a difficult thing to ask anyone for help at a time like this, but we have very few options with his terminal diagnosis.  Any loans that are available to us have become difficult if not impossible to acquire.  I had hoped to bring everyone in Charleston together for a fundraising dinner, however with the timing of this virus and closure of so many restaurants we will not have the ability to do that.  My family does NOT have time on their side. Please help if you can, as soon as you can. Even if you cannot donate now all I ask is that you help to continue passing along this story and see if we can help provide some relief for a truly great person and his family as well as raise the level of exposure to this horrible disease. Thank you all for your help and prayers!


  • Andrew Seib
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $250 
    • 3 yrs
  • Brett Whiteford
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Kristen Christie
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Heather Adams
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Brad Mogan
Charleston, SC
Dennis Mogan

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