Tracy Shanley - College Fund in her honor

Tracy's Journey
For the last year and a half my family has hoped & prayed as we watched my once energetic, always on-the-go sister lose her mobility and independence - not knowing why.

Today she is confined to a wheelchair, has limited breathing capacity, and has been told by the last in a chain of numerous doctors what we have feared the most - she has ALS .

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, progressively affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord; and there is no cure at this time...

How you can help:
Your gifts for this GoFundMe campaign will help Tracy & her family in their fight with ALS; including medical expenses, travel for trials and care, and
adaptive equipment for mobility & communication
(wheelchair ramp, chair lift for home, & wheelchair accessible van).

Please click "DONATE" above and SHARE with your social networks, friends & famly - anything you can give helps, and we are so grateful for your support.

ALS is a terrible disease for any person at any age - but Tracy is young (47) and has two young boys to raise with her husband Kirk, along with her 22 year old daughter.

We haven't given up hope and are fighting everyday to find ways to help her live longer and stronger. Nevertheless, the disease takes its toll, and unfortunately at a rapid pace. The average life expectancy upon diagnosis is 2-5 years, but can be longer.

With your help, we are hoping to fight these statistics and leave no stone unturned in this battle.

When Tracy was healthy she spent her own time and money selling her hand-made jewelry at the coffee counter of the hospital where she worked. Those funds were always donated to local people in need, often times going to help with others' medical bills. That's the kind of person she is - a huge, giving heart.

We promise to keep you updated, so you know how your gifts are being utilized and how Tracy is doing. If you know her personally, feel free to reach out to her - emotional support is just as important. 
  • Pete Rossi 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Chuck Schofield 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
  • Valerie Waterson 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
  • Alison & Jane Lum & Finn 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Norm an Davidson 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
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Kirk Shanley 
Petoskey, MI
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