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August 26, 2014

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A LOT has changed since our last update....this diagnosis has been challenging to say the least, but the important things in life have never been clearer and our family has never been closer!

Anthony got engaged to the love of his life (we love her to death)! We're planning his wedding for this November and we are all so incredibly excited!

We are fundraising money because Anthony is not working anymore and is taking care of his health & spending time with family full time. On average, ALS patient care can be upwards of 200K a year. Although Anthony is currently not at that point of depency, ALS only gets worse and is a progressive disease...we know it too well. This is why we’re attempting to prepare for a financially stress free life. We have their wedding to plan, health/car insurance, future medical expenses, phone, car, rent, basic living expenses... etc and hopefully a little room to enjoy his healthier years...

We sincerely appreciate any and all support. We love each and every one of you! Our family is grateful today and always.

How do I contact Anthony?

Letters of encouragement:
31915 Rancho California Road, Suite 200-400, Temecula CA, 92591

twitter: @carbajalphoto

ALS Research oranization we support:

ALS Therapy Development Institute -


Anthony Carbajal is an AMAZING human being.

Anthony is kind-hearted, generous and an inspiration to us all. He radiates joy, love and compassion. He loves to laugh, takes the most gorgeous photographs, has mad skateboarding skills, plays the acoustic guitar and is an artist at heart. He is LOVED by all, and he is a miraculous gift to our family and everyone else who knows him.

So, what happened?

On Monday, January 27th, Anthony received the devastating news that he has ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS runs in the family. His grandmother died from it, and his mother currently has it. Ironically, Anthony had been helping to take care of his mother and is a dedicated advocate and voice in the fight to cure ALS when this all happened. In his own words:

“During the past six months, my hands became noticeably weaker, and both arms began twitching constantly. My last few weddings, I had difficulties changing my camera settings, because my hands were so weak. I tried to convince myself it was carpal tunnel, even though I knew these were the same symptoms my mother and grandmother experienced before they were diagnosed with ALS. I finally got health insurance and was seen by a neurologist. I was diagnosed soon after.”

YOU can help in a BIG way.

To attempt to preserve the muscle that’s left in his hands and arms, he can no longer work as a wedding photographer. The equipment is too heavy, and the days are too long. Once muscle is lost, it cannot be regained, and the risk is not worth it. He is liquidating his camera equipment to raise funds to pay for his medical insurance and costs, as well as his business expenses and taxes that he currently owes, but it will not be enough since he can no longer work... So, we are fundraising for him. All contributions go directly into Anthony’s PayPal account, and you do not need a PayPal account to contribute. When the payment request comes up, you have the option to use PayPal or credit card.

Here are a few ways to help:

Share & contribute through this website. - or –

Mail a check to his address:

31915 Rancho California Road, Suite 200-400, Temecula CA, 92591

Spread the word about ALS and/or pray for him.

Just what is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. (The ALS Association) To learn more, visit:

The ALS Association -

ALS Therapy Development Institute -


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