ALS GUARDIAN ANGELS FOUNDATION via Crowdrise
October 05, 2012
BENEFITING: ALS GUARDIAN ANGELS FOUNDATION
Please donate to my fundraiser.
Dear friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances, colleagues, and all the rest of you wonderful people =)
My name is Lisa Jones Wyhlidko. I’m originally from Sacramento, CA but I’ve called Alpharetta, GA home since 2006. A couple of years ago my life was completely changed, and I’d like to tell you a bit about it and ask you for some help.
In January of 2010, a friend here in Georgia was diagnosed with ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. When the news was broke, I realized that I didn’t know much about ALS. A few short minutes on Google later and I was basically in hysterics. To find out that such a horrific disease existed (really, it’s progression might have been plucked out of my own nightmares), and to see that there was no known cause, viable treatment, or cure and that the average life expectancy was only about 2-5 years from diagnosis…I was floored.
A few months later, I discovered an incredible man with ALS. An ARMY veteran, a proud father, a witty intellectual, a fighter…and a fearless advocate who wasn’t about to sit idle and feel sorry for himself. His name is Thomas W. Ohlson, and he’s been living on life support for several years now. Due to the ravages of ALS, Tom is now unable to move more than a couple of fingers, he can’t speak, he “eats” through a tube, he no longer breathes on his own but he’s still a fearless advocate…he’s even working on his PHD (how’s THAT for blowing away all of your excuses for just about…everything).
Tom made me decide that I just had to get involved, REALLY involved, somehow. I expressed my desire to many that had been involved in the ALS community for much longer than I, and time and again I was referred to the incredible ALS Guardian Angels foundation. For the last 2 years I have been working full time with the ALS Guardian Angels foundation, and directly involved in helping people with ALS (pALS) every single day. ALS is often referred to as “the nice person’s disease” and I’m going to have to concur. I’ve never encountered so many exceptional people; there are several pALS and their family members that I consider my closest friends. I want to continue to help them and others like them, and that’s where you come in…
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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or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ALS-Guardian-Angels-Foundation/215024571848606
Please help me to reach my fundraising goal with anything you can spare, if I reach my personal fundraising goal of $3,000 - I will be jumping out of a perfectly good airplane for a GREAT Cause.
Thank you for your consideration, and wishing you and those you hold dear much health and happiness.
I can be reached anytime at 916-397-4190 or at Equipment4ALSGA@Live.com