Thanks to Team ALS, I am honoured to be taking part in the New York City Marathon in honour of my Dad, Tony this November.
Whilst continuing to live an active and fulfilling life, Tony was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), or Motor Neurone Disease (as we know it in the UK) a few years back.
For people who aren't aware of it, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones. Degeneration of the motor neurones leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.
The ALS Association raises money for research and patient services and promotes awareness about this awful disease. With your help, the ALS Association can continue working towards a cure and providing support to those living with ALS.
Thank you for your support and GO TEAM ALS!
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