Medical Needs, Home, Van

My name is Debra Haugabrook-Briggs. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease on September 10, 2012. Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that weakens neurons in the brain and upper spinal cord which control muscles. This disease eventually leaves the patient completely paralyzed, but the majority of people with ALS will maintain hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste. Currently there is not a cure for ALS, it is a fatal disease with a devastating journey.

I am CEO of my non-profit, 501c3, Debra’s Journey Foundation, Inc., doing business as Debra’s Journey for Life Foundation. Please take a moment to look at my website and future posting of upcoming events: debrasjourneyforlife.org. My husband, Walter Briggs, former New York Jets quarterback has been instrumental in helping to raise millions of dollars for many Charities throughout the Country with Golf Tournaments, and Bowling Tournaments. He of course is in the forefront of this fight against ALS with me. We never thought we would be in this situation, stricken with such a horrific disease and in a fight for life.

By donating to Debra’s Journey Foundation, Inc. you will help us reach our goal of providing much-needed services to many ALS patients and their families affected by this disease in their crucial first six months after diagnosis and having to leave employment. Assistance during this time could prevent a family from losing a home or facing financial devastation. Join Debra’s Journey Foundation in their efforts by making a difference with this cause. A percentage of our funds raised will go to our partners at ALS Therapy Development Institute support research to find a cure for ALS.

Please understand that I am in a fight for my life. The recent publications regarding Stem Cell treatment for ALS patients is of course a miracle and I would go to the end of the earth to get it. There is hope and good things ahead.

I appreciate any help you can give towards giving my campaign more exposure by asking family and friends on your face book or other social media to donate as well. Visit my website: debrasjourneyforlife.org

Your Gift donations to me can be life changing. I would like to thank you for your generous donation and monthly donations in advance.

Donations

 See top
  • Alan Wallace 
    • $100 
    • 65 mos
  • Stuart Osantowski 
    • $100 
    • 65 mos
  • Mary Ann Diridon 
    • $100 
    • 65 mos
  • Stuart Osantowski 
    • $100 
    • 66 mos
  • Stuart Osantowski 
    • $100 
    • 67 mos
See all

Organizer

Debra Briggs-Walter Briggs 
Organizer
Orlando, FL
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more