Tony Home Adaptation Expenses

My name is Maria Jarquin. I have a beautiful, normal family; my husband Anthony and I have been married for 22 years. We have 2 kids, Miguel is 21 and Victoria is 16.

November of 2017 changed our lives forever; our future was stolen. My dreams of growing old with my best friend, to walk our daughter down the aisle someday and raising grand babies together came to a screeching halt when we heard the doctor say, "I'm sorry Anthony, I'm afraid you have ALS".

Wait, what? What is ALS? How does this happen? Why does this happen? This can’t be happening, he’s only 46. How do we tell the kids? What are we going to do? I had never had so many questions or experienced so many emotions at once. All this while swallowing my tears, keeping my cool, and telling him everything would ok.

Through this journey, Tony has shown us what real courage looks like. He never complains, he has never asked the question why me or gotten angry at his inability to perform the most basic of tasks. His faith in God and the love he has for his family and friends give him the determination to continue this fight.

For people living with ALS and their caregivers, every day can have a stressful event. This has been the case for us in the past few weeks. With the inevitable progression of the illness, Tony has now lost the ability to walk and needs a motorized wheelchair. The ALS Association is ready to provide it but are unable to as we lack the proper means of transportation. Your donation will help us get a van that will help us transport Tony in his much-needed wheelchair. This will help him participate in his daily life and help us continue to give Tony the best quality of life we can, because he deserves it.

Every time we ask ourselves how we are going to get through things, our answer is very simple, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -Philippians 4:13

Other ways to help:

-Buy a t-shirt or mug to support the ALS Association (t-shirts) or to support the funds for the van (mug)
-Donate to our team for the ALS Association walk:
-Learn more about ALS, educate a friend, and donate to the ALS Association:
  • Lorena Castro 
    • 100 $ 
    • 21 mos
  • Sulamita Hernadez 
    • 20 $ 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 20 $ 
    • 21 mos
  • Lorena Oriani 
    • 20 $ 
    • 21 mos
  • Carmen Zepeda 
    • 100 $ 
    • 21 mos
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Fundraising team: Tony's Angels (3)

Joana Pernia 
Raised 90 $ from 2 donations
South Allapattah, FL
Maria Jarquin 
Maria Jarquin 
Team member
Raised 590 $ from 9 donations
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