Two years ago this month, my incredible, badass, Bon Jovi-loving* cousin Jennifer Beckerman was diagnosed with ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As yet, there is no cure. But those three letters have not inhibited the loving energy and goodness that radiates from Jen day-in and day-out, nor has it deterred her from living life to its fullest. In her own words: 

"ALS has taken my ability to move my legs but it can never take my spirit!! I refuse to be anything but full of life and full of love!! No three little letters will break me!! ONE LOVE!!"

*as illustrated below circa 1980-everything!

Not only is Jen a fierce fighter, she’s also an ALS champion—traveling to DC to speak to Congress, participating in and raising funds for the annual “Walk to Defeat ALS,” being honored with the 2017 Tom Watson Courage Award at the annual ALS Association Night Of Hope event, and beyond. This woman is unstoppable!

But that’s just Jen. She’s always given back. Always helped her community. Always been a loving and supportive daughter, mother, granddaughter, cousin, partner, friend, and beyond.

So this Christmas, I’d like to give back to her. The goal is to raise $5K+ to help cover medical costs and anything else she may need.

That’s where YOU come in. I’m insanely lucky to be surrounded by a network of incredibly supportive and amazing individuals in my life. Calling on you all to contribute whatever you can on behalf of one hell of a woman this holiday season!



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Noel Wagner 
New York, NY
Joe Beckerman 
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