Laura Jean Pulscher of Dell Rapids South Dakota was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) at the start of 2016, just a few months after the birth of her third child, Mercedes. This disease has progressively stripped away Laura Jean's ability to do nearly all daily tasks on her own. She is confined to a motorized wheelchair during the day while doing her very best to be an integral part of her children's upbringing. Currently Malcolm (10) and Oliver (7) and Mercedes (6) are attending the local public school and live the best lives they can considering the situation.
Life is difficult for the Pulscher family as they rely on Family, Friends and their church community (River Community Church of Dell Rapids) to help with many day to day tasks as well as tending to the needs of Laura Jean and her children. Those that have helped or are currently helping the Pulscher family are highly valued, greatly appreciated and ultimately have allowed the family to stay as nuclear as possible.
This GoFundMe Campaign was created (late 2018) as an avenue for financially aiding Laura Jean in treatments, home/vehicle prep, supplements, and for devices designed to stimulate neuron repair. The items originally on the list of needs have been met by the gracious people who gave to this fund. The current need has turned to daily care in supporting Laura Jean in living daily life.
Your donation will go directly to help Laura Jean in providing the personal care she needs.
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Thank you for your consideration in this request and please pray for Laura Jean and her family in this very difficult time.
- Will Brosius (Laura Jean's brother)
Please see below for additional information related to Laura Jeans case:
Since she was diagnosed with ALS, Laura Jean has tirelessly researched and studied this disease. She has attended the ALS Advocacy Conference in Washington DC twice since her diagnosis and she continues her quest to find ways to stop the degeneration that this disease causes.
Laura Jean has put together a significant amount of information and details about her research into ALS and her personal journey. Please visit this site if you are interested in learning more.
Here is a link to one of Laura Jean's posts to Youtube. (June 2018)
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