George Schreppel ALS Fund

$14,212 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 174 people in 54 months
George’s family and friends are uniting to help raise money to help with his battle against ALS. Your support, in any form, is incredibly appreciated and helpful. 

George was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in August 2014 and has recently stopped working and gone on disability to take advantage of his current quality of life. ALS is a terminal neuromuscular disease with no known cure. It affects voluntary muscles, eventually leading to muscle weakening, wasting, twitching, and an inability to move the arms, legs, and other areas of the body, including speech and breathing ability. While George still has his strength, symptoms are worsening, specifically affecting his ability to use his hands. Eventually, the disease will spread to his legs, and ultimately, his breathing. 

George, 57 in January, lives in Williamsport, PA with his wife of 30 years, Tammy, and his daughter Brittany. His son and daughter-in-law, Corey and Danielle, reside in Saint Paul, Minnestoa. He is a graduate of Mansfield University and a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. George is an avid fly fisherman, enjoys early-80’s funk music (this is not a joke), and is the most dedicated father and husband a family could ask for.

The home George and his wife Tammy have lived in for nearly 30 years needs renovating to be ADA certified - mainly to add a first-floor bathroom with wheelchair access. The estimated cost for this renovation is between $9,000 - $12,000, with donated labor. Eventually, there will also be a need for a wheelchair and a handicap-accessible vehicle. Any additional funds raised will help with other miscellanous medical expenses and procedures.

While we are all in good spirits and being proactive for the future, the immediate financial burden can be overwhelming and any help, even spreading the word, is appreciated more than you could ever know.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Hi folks!

Wanted to update you all that we've successfully installed the ramp to the addition. Photos are attached!

Thank you again for all of your generosity and support!

As always, sharing this page is greatly appreciated.
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Hi everyone,

It's been nearly a year since we launched this fundraiser and we've been absolutely blown away by the response. Friends, family, and strangers (whoa!) have been so incredibly generous and we are immensely grateful.

I wanted to post an update showing the progress we've made on the bathroom renovation (photos attached). While there are a few small, cosmetic things left to do, the wheelchair-accessible bathroom has been completed and is fully functional. We had to make some changes to the adjoining kitchen as well (widen the entryway, build a mudroom, seal some windows, etc.) and the results are fantastic.

We could not have done this without the continuous help from family and friends. These folks took regular time out of their already busy lives to volunteer to complete this project. There is no way we can thank them enough.

While the majority of this project is winding down, we will be leaving this fundraiser open indefinitely as this is just the beginning - there will be additional healthcare costs, medication, equipment, etc. that will need to be acquired down the road.

If you've already donated - THANK YOU.

If you haven't and would like to, we would be ever so appreciative.

If a donation is out of reach, please consider sharing this page to spread the word.

Again, thank you for everything and we'll continue to post occasional updates as things progress.

All our love and gratitude,
Corey
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Hi folks! Construction is underway (photo attached)! We'll continue posting updates as we hit these milestones.

Once again, we couldn't have done it without all of you.
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Hey everyone

Just posting a quick update to thank everyone for their help, once again. We're planning the construction now and we'll continue to update as that progresses.

Members of the family are participating in a few ALS charity bike rides this spring in New Jersey here: http://www.als-express.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1126164

and in Minnesota, here: http://alsmn.als.net/teamgeorge

Continue to share and spread the word!

All the best,
Corey
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Raised by 174 people in 54 months
Created January 2, 2015
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