Caryn Hirsch wrote -
Hi, this is Mathew. I have chosen to raise money for ALS research as my bar mitzvah project. I have chosen this because my grandmother has ALS. ALS is a progressive neurological disease that causes muscle weakness. That essentially means that it makes your muscles slowly grow weaker. It leaves your arms and legs very weak, and causes you speak more slowly and less accurately. It is incurable with few treatments. This is why I ask YOU, yes YOU, to please donate money to this ALS research organization.
Any amount is all that could be needed for a breakthrough. I thank you for all donations.