Mike Brainerd with ALS

$2,430 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 46 months
Michael Brainerd
on behalf of Kristine Brainerd
 GODFREY, IL
Mike was diagnosed with ALS in 2009 after his motorcycle accident.  Slowly he started losing his muscles. Starting with the upper body and the past year moved to his legs. The past couple of years it has really taken a toll on his spirit. I am determined to help him to the best of my abilities as long as I can. He has always been my cheerleader. He is a fighter. Fighting for our son,Chase who is only 11. Chase is a fighter just like his dad,he is going through a lot and puts up a strong front.
I would love more than anything in the world to find a cure but for now I am treating him the best way I know how. Unfortunately optimism and determination doesn't pay the medical bills and expenses. He has a breathing machine he uses at night and a suction machine daily. Not to mention the five trips to the ER, two with the ambulance,two surgeries and long hospital stays. I really didn't know where else to turn. I would appreciate any help anyone can give. Mike has a lot more life to live we just need help continuing his journey.
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Mike wanted everyone to know that the tracheotomy went well. And to thank all of you for your love and support.
Surgery went well!!
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Kristine Ammon-Brainerd
45 months ago

I posted an update on facebook, but I don't see it here. Mike is home now . We have nurses coming almost everyday. Between physical therapy, speech therapy and a RN to check on him. He is a lot more relaxed and happy at home. I took medical leave until we figure out a way to have care for him here during the day. He needs 24 hour care. A lot of things to sort out, but Chase and I are happy to have him home. I can't thank all of you enough for your generosity. With me not working right now , I am grateful for all the support.

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$2,430 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 46 months
Created September 9, 2015
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Chrissie Chaloupecky
30 months ago
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Anonymous
41 months ago
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Anonymous
44 months ago
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DM
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David Melly
44 months ago
$100
Chrissie Tamara
44 months ago
$20
Susan Ziros
44 months ago

I wish I could do more... God bless you and your family.

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Anonymous
44 months ago
MB
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Mike and Gina Bayes
45 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Mike, we'll see you at the fund raiser

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Anonymous
45 months ago
SR
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Steve Rowling
46 months ago
Kristine Ammon-Brainerd
45 months ago

I posted an update on facebook, but I don't see it here. Mike is home now . We have nurses coming almost everyday. Between physical therapy, speech therapy and a RN to check on him. He is a lot more relaxed and happy at home. I took medical leave until we figure out a way to have care for him here during the day. He needs 24 hour care. A lot of things to sort out, but Chase and I are happy to have him home. I can't thank all of you enough for your generosity. With me not working right now , I am grateful for all the support.

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