For Vashti & ALS
Organized by: Marilyn Uyehara
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ALS is a horrible disease. Every 90 minutes, someone gets it and someone dies from it. It is curable, just underfunded to find that cure. Please watch the video to the left. It may not seem serious int the beginning, but it's very powerful and touching.
What is ALS (in plain English)?
The brain sends messengers to the muscles to tell them what you want them to do. With ALS. those messengers die. Then the muscles die. In the end stage, all you can move are your eyes. The mind is still just as active as ever. Imagine it! Finally, if pneumonia doesn't kill you, your lungs stop and you suffocate to death. From onset to death is usually about 2-5 years. Only about 10% live more than 10 years.
Not a pretty picture, is it? It's an ugly life and an ugly death.
After two years of symptioms, on April 1st, my daughter, Vashti, was diagnosed with ALS. There is a picture of her to the left...press the > button under the video. I am trying to raise money for her care when she reaches the end stage. This need will come all too soon. It will cost about $200,000 PER YEAR to give her proper care. Will you help? I'm asking for $1.00 per person. Of course, more will be accepted. A portion will go to ALSA.
Please donate if you can. If you can't, will you please pray for Vashti and all the othervictims of this terrible disease?
Win an Amazon Gift Card AND a PEEPS BASKET!!!!
If you donate $25 or more before December 15th, you will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card. The amount will depend on the number of entries. Also, Vashti is going to make a "Peeps Basket" for the winner. If you don't know what that is, there is a picture of what Peeps are if you click the . under the video. Vashti collects all things Peeps...they are not only yummy marshmallows, you can buy mouse covers, shirts, pants, buckets..all kinds of things. What she's going to put in the basket is going to be awesome!!