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Denise Tucker's Funeral Fund - ALS Took Her Life at Age 56

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THE STORY:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) took my mom's life at age 56. My dad, too young to receive survivor benefits from Social Security, is paying for the funeral himself. He took an early payment on his pension (at a high penalty) to pay for accessibility equipment needed for my mom during her deterioration, including a used, handicap accessible van. The van alone cost $25,000.

My mom passed away much sooner than anyone expected. We made funeral arrangements as a family, and we were very conservative. Because she died outside of her birth state, the costs are high. (Who knew it would cost so much to have a funeral home ship remains to another state?!) That said, the funeral expenses total roughly $12,000.

I told my dad I could raise at least $3000 this week; one quarter of the costs. If by some miracle we raise the entire $12k, all funds raised beyond the cost of the funeral services will be donated to the ALS Association.

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