Abigail Dunkin via Crowdrise
October 17, 2012
BENEFITING: ALS GUARDIAN ANGELS FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Oct 27, 2012
My name is Abigail Leduc Dunkin, daughter of Gary Leduc who was diagnosed with ALS in April 2011 and went to be with his JESUS July 20, 2012. My husband Richard Dunkin and I will be jumping in memory of him and to help raise money and awareness for ALS and the ALS Guardian Angels Foundation. I know first hand , how horrible this disease not only affects the person, but the family members too. To watch your loved one go from being an active member of society to no longer being able to breathe, speak, walk, eat, write, hug, kiss, and everything we as healthy humans take for granted every day is terrible. It broke my heart to see my dad having to struggle for every breath and every word he tried to speak. I am scared to death to jump from a perfectly good airplane, but as I debated to jump or not, all I could hear/see was my dad cheering me on!!! That was all the motivation I needed. Please help us raise money for the wonderful ALSGA foundation, which was a true help and blessing to my family during our dad’s struggle with ALS! Every penny raised will help those in need battling this disease!
About the ALS guardian Angels Foundation (ALSGA):
The ALS Guardian Angels foundation is (that I am aware of) the only foundation of it’s kind, for ALS or any other disease. The reason that I was drawn to it, over other ALS organizations, was the absolute purity of the organization and the fact that pALS receive help with a variety of needs and without any “red tape.” ALSGA does not pay salaries, and every cent of overhead is paid for personally by the president and founder of ALSGA (Stuart Millheiser). 100% of donated funds go directly into the hands of pALS (people with ALS) and their families. ALSGA is also unique in that we realize that ALS is a financially devastating disease, and that our grants can be used for just about anything that a pALS may need it for, and we are currently assisting hundreds of pALS each year throughout the US and occasionally, all over the world.
When no other organization will help, ALS victims and their families turn to the ALS Guardian Angels Foundation. The cost of coping with ALS often leaves families destitute. ALSGA awards more grants for medical equipment, home care, transportation, medication, and living expenses than perhaps any other ALS organization. Our operating philosophy is simple: Every dollar you donate is spent helping pALS. No one draws a salary, all expenses are covered out of pocket. Thank you for your commitment to helping someone with ALS.
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