BENEFITING: ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
ORGANIZER: ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
This year I'll be running the TCS New York City Marathon for Team ALS with my 16 year old son, Travis, in honor of my mother in law. Two years ago she was diagnosed with ALS. A devastating illness that you typically hear others have and never expect any of your loved ones to actually be diagnosed with it. My heart broke the day my husband told me and the thought of having to tell my 4 children their Memere had this terrible disease was something I never wanted to have to do. For the past 16 years she cared for my children since the day they were born. When it was time for them to begin their school years, she was always there for us. From bringing them to school, attending school and church events, helping with homework, to making their favorite meal and desserts.