Joseph Frazier wrote -We are all in the race to beat ALS! Either you know someone who has ALS or was killed by ALS, or you likely will be touched by ALS at some point.
As most of you know, I have been paralyzed for 31 years (as of 4-6 this year). My injury is a spinal cord injury. Earlier than my injury in 1984, I moved to GA and met a new neighbor whose patriarch had ALS. I later became acquainted with a handful of folks whose lives had been devastated by ALS. I have two very important people (in addition to family Jennifer Frazier, Lee Hill, my wife, daughter, and my sisters' kids, etc.) in my life whose lives were devastated by ALS. However, both families are remarkable survivors and "thrivers." This Fiesta Challenge is just something I cannot bear to sit by and just watch or just donate from the comfort of my home. The losses continue to be too greate, and the survivors need to see a cure and be honored.
I am “running” in the Fiesta Challenge’s 5K to raise money—cold, hard cash—for Emory’s ALS work. I am asking for everyone to dig deep and consider donating and spreading the word! My wife and daughter are cheering me and one of my caregivers (and her son) on the Quad Squad Team. It’s a little but powerful team! If you are close enough to the Challenge, register and come run!
Hopefully my batteries with last!