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Jim's ALS Medical Fund

$6,555 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 12 months
Thank you for visiting our GoFundMe page. It took a while for us to get to this point. It is not an easy thing to do. Unfortunately, my ALS diagnosis has progressed to the point where we must make modifications to our home. This page has been set up to help raise funds to make essential modifications to our home that insurance will not cover.

We have already begun investing our savings in this process. However the overall cost we are looking at is upwards of $15,000. The things that we are looking at include a ramp for the wheelchair, a stair lift to allow me to get upstairs on my own, a lift recliner that will allow me to get out of the chair without assistance when I am home alone.

In addition we will need to get a trailer to transport the wheelchair. Also we will need to make modifications for accessibility inside the house including showers, grab bars, and other adaptive equipment as needed.

We put this little video together to talk about why we're taking this step. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Again, thank you for taking time to review our page.
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We wanted to give everyone an update on how the modifications are going. First off, we have reached one third of our goal in a short amount of time. It has been more than heartwarming to see the outpouring of support, even some donations from people we don't know but whose lives may have been touched a ALS.


We were able to get a lift chair in the living room that allows me to be secure in knowing that I'll be able to get up out of the chair. With our couch, not so much. LOL Now that my office is closed for the winter, I guess I need a place to sit indoors.

We've also discovered some unanticipated needs. After this last power outage it became clear that we needed to have a backup generator. Let's hope we don't get a repeat of that week.

I wanted to thank everyone again out there who has given of themselves in order to help our family out. Much love going out to you all.

We were able to pay down the costs of the stair lift. It has been an enormous relief not to have to worry about how my legs are doing what I need to get up or down the stairs.

And someone out there shared this go fund me page with someone from a local Rotary club. We were contacted and tomorrow they will be installing a ramp using a one they had in the storage. So whoever it was that shared, thank you.

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Wow. We can’t believe that in just a little under a week we have gotten to 25% of our goal. Through the kindness of so many good people we will be able to begin the process of working on the ramp.

And this weekend, a friend who does photography came over to take some pics. Nicholas needed a little encouragement to smile. Kids today. They are just too swag.
Nick needed a little encouragement to smile.
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Raised by 84 people in 12 months
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Rebecca Chase
11 months ago
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11 months ago
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