Sues Soldiers wrote -
All fundraising and donation proceeds will benefit the ALS Center at Emory University.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) can strike anyone; in fact it happens to 15 people each day in the U.S. The average life expectancy is only 2-5 years from the time of diagnosis. ALS slowly takes away the ability to move, speak, swallow, and ultimately breathe. There is no cure for ALS so there are no survivors to tell their stories.
My mom, Sue Robertson, wasn't part of the norm. She only lived 2 months after being diagnosed. Our family lost a grandmother, mother, wife, and sister on November 11, 2014, just 4 days shy of her 69th birthday.
Prior to March 2014, my mom couldn't be inside for long. She loved walking on the beach everyday, gardening, and just being outside. That's why when she began noticing muscle weakness in her left leg, she got it checked out. After seeing numerous doctors and having multiple tests run over the next few months, she still had no diagnosis. She was, however, in a wheelchair now and unable to walk. Finally in August 2014, she was referred to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and diagnosed with ALS in September 2014. She died 2 months later from respiratory failure.
I write this story to let you know that a cure for this horrible disease is desperatrely needed soon. Watching someone you love lose their ability to walk, sit up, feed themselves, speak, and ultimately breathe is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Anything you can give to help find a cure will make a huge difference.
Thank you for your generous support and for joining us in Celebrating Life….Imagining a Cure.