Funds needed for Kerry C'S ALS Meds

$22,287 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 156 people in 1 month
Created June 19, 2018
My dad, Kerry Calba, was diagnosed with ALS in June of 2017.  ALS,  also known as Lou Gehrig's disease,  is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Over the past year, his symptoms have started to progress at a faster rate than we had expected. One of the effects of the disease that my dad is experiencing is in his speech and swallowing, which is affecting his ability to communicate and makes eating difficult. He is also losing strength in his hands and fingers, which has affected his ability to perform certain tasks of daily living. 

ALS is a disease with no cure.  However, there is a medicine called Radicava that has been proven to slow down the progression of ALS symptoms. This is the ONLY medicine available to help ALS patients. Unfortunately, the medicine is extremely expensive, going at around $1,000 per injection, and my dad has repeatedly been denied  insurance coverage of the medication, despite meeting all but one of the criteria for coverage.
 
My dad needs to start the medicine ASAP if there is to be any hope to slow down the progression of the disease. We are looking for any type of financial support and donations to get my dad this medication, as he is so incredibly deserving of a chance at a longer life! 

Prayers are welcomed and appreciated as well!
Thank you so much for your support for my dad and our family.
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$22,287 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 156 people in 1 month
Created June 19, 2018
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