In December 2016, the Tamburino Family received some devastating news. Mike Tamburino was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gherig’s Disease). ALS is a rare neurodegenerative, terminal disease where the nerve cells that control your muscles die. The cells connecting your brain to your muscles degenerate, leading to loss of mobility, loss of speech and eventually impact the ability to breathe. There is no treatment or cure. The average life expectancy is 2 to 5 years. Mike is only 45 years old. We are all heartbroken.
Mike and Lois have been married for 24 years and have four wonderful children, Matthew, Joshua, David and Hannah. He has coached the boys all through their youth in baseball, basketball, football and Lacrosse and has been a supporter of his daughter’s many years of dance.
He has been umpiring baseball for 7 years and refereeing lacrosse for 5 years.
If you know Mike, you know that he is extremely goofy and fun loving. You also know that he’s the kind of guy who does anything for anyone. He has such a huge heart and is a very hard worker. It’s hard for him (and us) to accept the fact that he’s the one who needs help now.
The cost of medical care and equipment needed to support an ALS patient is tremendous. They are also seeking alternative treatments and supplements to help slow the progression. These can be extremely expensive. Any money raised will go directly to Mike to help cover medical expenses. Please consider helping them out. Even a little donation would mean a lot. It’s hard enough dealing with this devastating disease without them having to deal financial issues on top of it. Please share with everyone you can. Thank You for your support.