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My name is Debra Haugabrook-Briggs. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease on September 10, 2012. Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that weakens neurons in the brain and upper spinal cord which control muscles. This disease eventually leaves the patient completely paralyzed, but the majority of people with ALS will maintain hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste. Currently there is not a cure for ALS, it is a fatal disease with a devastating journey.

I am CEO of my non-profit, 501c3, Debra’s Journey Foundation, Inc., doing business as Debra’s Journey for Life Foundation. Please take a moment to look at my website and future posting of upcoming events: debrasjourneyforlife.org. My husband, Walter Briggs, former New York Jets quarterback has been instrumental in helping to raise millions of dollars for many Charities throughout the Country with Golf Tournaments, and Bowling Tournaments. He of course is in the forefront of this fight against ALS with me. We never thought we would be in this situation, stricken with such a horrific disease and in a fight for life.

By donating to Debra’s Journey Foundation, Inc. you will help us reach our goal of providing much-needed services to many ALS patients and their families affected by this disease in their crucial first six months after diagnosis and having to leave employment. Assistance during this time could prevent a family from losing a home or facing financial devastation. Join Debra’s Journey Foundation in their efforts by making a difference with this cause. A percentage of our funds raised will go to our partners at ALS Therapy Development Institute support research to find a cure for ALS.

Please understand that I am in a fight for my life. The recent publications regarding Stem Cell treatment for ALS patients is of course a miracle and I would go to the end of the earth to get it. There is hope and good things ahead.

I appreciate any help you can give towards giving my campaign more exposure by asking family and friends on your face book or other social media to donate as well. Visit my website: debrasjourneyforlife.org

Your Gift donations to me can be life changing. I would like to thank you for your generous donation and monthly donations in advance.
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My name is Debra Haugabrook-Briggs. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease on September 10, 2012. Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that weakens neurons in the brain and upper spinal cord which control muscles. This disease eventually leaves the patient completely paralyzed, but the majority of people with ALS will maintain hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste. Currently there is not a cure for ALS, it is a fatal disease with a devastating journey.

I am CEO of my non-profit, 501c3, Debra’s Journey Foundation, Inc., doing business as Debra’s Journey for Life Foundation. Please take a moment to look at my website and future posting of upcoming events: debrasjourneyforlife.org, feel free to email me at: debrasjourneyforlife@gmail.com. My husband, Walter Briggs, former New York Jets quarterback has been instrumental in helping to raise millions of dollars for many Charities throughout the Country with Golf Tournaments, and Bowling Tournaments. He of course is in the forefront of this fight against ALS with me. We never thought we would be in this situation, stricken with such a horrific disease and in a fight for life.

By donating to Debra’s Journey Foundation, Inc. you will help us reach our goal of providing much-needed services to many ALS patients and their families affected by this disease in their crucial first six months after diagnosis and having to leave employment. Assistance during this time could prevent a family from losing a home or facing financial devastation. Join Debra’s Journey Foundation in their efforts by making a difference with this cause. A percentage of our funds raised will go to our partners at The ALS Association and ALS Therapy Development Institute support research to find a cure for ALS.
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My name is Debra Haugabrook-Briggs. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease on September 10, 2012. Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that weakens neurons in the brain and upper spinal cord which control muscles. This disease eventually leaves the patient completely paralyzed, but the majority of people with ALS will maintain hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste. When I was diagnosed, I was told there is not a cure for ALS, it is a fatal disease with a devastating journey.

I am reaching out to you to help me fight this disease, I am not giving up, even though they say without treatment the life expectancy is 3-5 years. I have listened to others stories with the same disease. I have met people living with ALS for over 23 years now, I believe it is about attitude, quality of life and the people around you.

Please understand that I am in a fight for my life. The recent publications regarding Stem Cell treatment for ALS patients is of course a miracle and I would go to the end of the earth to get it.
http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2013/05/fda-approved-stem-cell-trial-dramatically-slows-als
I do understand my chances of being selected for this study are very limited and there's no other way other than a clinical study to get that treatment in the United States. In the interim I am looking into other facilities out of the Country, such as Canada, Mexico, Barbados and several others where the doctors are able to fly patients in for treatment. I've been told that cost for the trip would be substantial. With your help I can do this, I must do this. This can enable me to walk again without assistance and take away the daily spinal cord pain I endure. I understand from reading up on Stem cell trials it is a time sensitive opportunity. As ALS patients go through different phases of mobility, vocal and muscle changes. Treatment is necessary prior to certain stages setting in and right now I am a very good candidate.

I am still working on planning some future fundraising Event as well. I am facing over $200,000 medically on a yearly basis to maintain with this disease. I am CEO of my non-profit, Debra’s Journey Foundation, Inc., doing business as Debra’s Journey for Life Foundation. Please take a moment to look at my website and future posting of upcoming events: debrasjourneyforlife.org.
My husband, Walter Briggs, former New York Jets quarterback has been instrumental in helping to raise millions of dollars for many Charities throughout the Country with Golf Tournaments, and Bowling Tournaments. He of course is in the forefront of this fight against ALS with me and has become my soul caregiver. We never thought we would be in this situation, stricken with such a horrific disease and in a fight for life. I had to leave my job in November of 2012. It has been devastating and has put my home in foreclosure status.

I appreciate any help you can give towards giving my campaign more exposure by asking family and friends on your face book or other social media to donate as well. Visit my website: debrasjourneyforlife.org

Your Gift donations to me can be life changing. I would like to thank you for your generous donation in advance.

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Mfanafuth Sifiso
1 month ago

I have been suffering from amyotrophic laterals sclerosis (ALS) disease for the last three years and had constant pain, especially in my knees.I was tripping and unable to get upstairs due to (ALS), My doctor put me on riluzole, letting me know there was no cure but the medication might provide me a few more months of delayed symptoms.The Rilutek (riluzole) did very little to help me. The medical team did even less. My decline was rapid and devastating. The psychological support from the medical centre was non-existent and if it were not for the sensitive care and attention of my primary physician, I would have died. There has been little if any progress in finding a cure. With the help of Organic Clinic natural herbs I have been able to reverse my symptoms using herbs, which i feel has made the most difference. The ALS natural formula immensely helped my condition, it reversed my ALS. my slurred speech. And then the inability to eat without getting choked, and the Pains. gradually disappeared. Visit Organic Herbal Clinic via their official web-site www. organicherbalclinic. com. I’m now playing golf again. and i turned 68 today. DON’T GIVE UP HOPE!!

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I have been suffering from amyotrophic laterals sclerosis (ALS) disease for the last three years and had constant pain, especially in my knees.I was tripping and unable to get upstairs due to (ALS), My doctor put me on riluzole, letting me know there was no cure but the medication might provide me a few more months of delayed symptoms.The Rilutek (riluzole) did very little to help me. The medical team did even less. My decline was rapid and devastating. The psychological support from the medical centre was non-existent and if it were not for the sensitive care and attention of my primary physician, I would have died. There has been little if any progress in finding a cure. With the help of Organic Clinic natural herbs I have been able to reverse my symptoms using herbs, which i feel has made the most difference. The ALS natural formula immensely helped my condition, it reversed my ALS. my slurred speech. And then the inability to eat without getting choked, and the Pains. gradually disappeared. Visit Organic Herbal Clinic via their official web-site www. organicherbalclinic. com. I’m now playing golf again. and i turned 68 today. DON’T GIVE UP HOPE!!

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