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Vashti's ALS Godzilla Squad

Organized by: Megan Langley

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THE STORY:

Lou Gehrig's Disease, also known as ALS of ice bucket challenge fame, is slowly stomping out an amazing human being, Vashti Ross. As her disease progresses, her loved ones are seeking your help to cover some living with ALS expenses and the opportunity to gift her with home improvement assistance (she has to make her home ADA accessible.)

Won’t you join our Godzilla Squad and donate? Cuz ALS isn’t gonna stomp itself out!
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Vashti’s Story, in her own words:

Before I knew what was really wrong with me, when people asked why I was walking strangely, I told them I was attacked by Godzilla. In the legs. I referred to it in conversations with friends and family as "Godzilla Disease". All I really knew was that nothing hurt, but I walked with a little bit of a limp, and when I tried to run, it was like...I had forgotten how. My legs just didn't move like I wanted them to. Eventually I realized I couldn't even stand on my toes. There just wasn't strength there to lift my body up with my feet. And I was getting worse.

Six months later, on April 1st of all dates, Godzilla Disease was given another, scarier name.

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. It comes out of the blue, attacks swiftly, and has no mercy. And, I’ve got it.

If you like, you can read the full story of how I came to my diagnosis here: http://www.gifhy.com/alsfts/2014/04/14/the-road-to-diagnosis-part-one*
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Being sick is very, very expensive.

With that in mind, your donations will go to things like lawyer fees, non-covered equipment purchases, house renovation projects (building ramps and accessibility modifications), etc.

Often when people find out about her diagnosis their first question is, "How can I help?" Well, this is one way. Please become an ALS Godzilla Squad member today and make a direct difference by donating.

From all of us, to all of you, thank you for reading this and as always your support! ~Godzilla RAWR~

*Forewarning, behind the gifhy link above there is frank subject matter and adult language. Sometimes it just feels good to get it all out there.

$2,878

 

21% Raised of $14,000 Goal

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  • Danielle Utter

    $25

  • Matthew ZS

    $25

  • Autumn Wright

    $20

  • Diane Langley

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Just one of the many friends of Vashti

    $100

  • ANONYMOUS

    $100

  • Kruthika Haraga

    $50

  • Monique Beadles

    $20

  • David Wright

    $30

  • Sunny Bunny

     

  • Anonymous

    $90

  • The Moore's

    $25

  • Melyssa Graeper

    $25

  • Diane Langley

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sheila johnson

    $60

  • Josh Brock

     

  • Diane Langley

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Philip

    $20

  • Paulette and Ithryn

    $200

  • Monkey Butter Toastersrudel

    $30

  • Vashti supporter

    $50

  • Kathy Haas

     

  • via design

    $20

  • Diane Langley

    $100

  • Travis Neal

    $20

  • Brian and Katie Haas

    $100

  • Diane Langley

    $100

  • Diane Langley

    $100

  • Diane Langley

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Diane Langley

    $100

  • Diane Langley

    $100

  • Diane Langley

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Matthew Stout

    $10

  • Corey and Jaime

    $50

  • Toni & Jerry

    $100

  • Barb and Kelley

    $50

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Organized by

Megan Langley

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,878 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Megan Langley

Amount Raised

$2,628

 

19% Raised of $14,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Linnea Lortsher

Amount Raised

$250

Donor Comments

Barb and Kelley

Barb and Kelley

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Toni & Jerry

Toni & Jerry

DONATION: $100

Here's looking at you kid!!!!! 9 months ago

Corey and Jaime

Corey and Jaime

DONATION: $50

for Vashti!!! 10 months ago

Matthew Stout

Matthew Stout

DONATION: $10

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Diane Langley

Diane Langley

DONATION: $100

<3 2 years ago

Diane Langley

Diane Langley

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Diane Langley

Diane Langley

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

<3 3 years ago

Diane Langley

Diane Langley

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

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