You may know Tom as I do as “Tommy”, (brother)
Husband (not sure of all those surperlatives! ) Pat’s Husband,
Dad, (Kerry, Kevin and Claire’s Dad)
Uncle, Great Uncle,
friend (Cotton Top, Cotton T, Two-tone)
and as I heard someone recently call him
Mrs. Lichty’s - Mr.
and officially Thomas.
Tom was recently diagnosed with ALS. It has only been a few months since the official diagnosis.
We have been fortunate to get enrolled in the John Hopkins ALS clinic.
It all started with his thumbs. He lost use of them and then his left hand/arm and soon after his right arm too. His voice became compromised and he would experience spasms in his legs that at times made him unsteady. Everyday it seemed like something new was becoming compromised.
These are the “early”stages of ALS.
We began to adjust to the new way of life, living with ALS when some complications from ALS caused Tom to enter the hospital.
He is currently in York Hospital.
It’s been 2 weeks and we are making progress and looking forward to “Tommy” leaving the hospital and heading to rehab.
He is a fighter!
With his family by his side he has a lot of reason to fight.
We will continue to update everyone and appreciate your consideration to help Tom and his family with the financial stresses of this diagnosis.
Please feel free to share this with those that would want to wish Tom well and help him fight ALS.
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