2015-03-03T00:00:00Z Funds from ice bucket plea assistance ALS patients …
March 3, 2015 - als
Last summer, a area took partial in a largest viral amicable media transformation a universe has ever seen: a ALS ice bucket challenge. These hurdles supposing wish to thousands pang from ALS, and a supports lifted have done a extensive disproportion in a lives of people fighting this vicious disease. Thanks to a munificence of a community, we are now means to put these supports to work in assisting people with ALS and their families live a aloft peculiarity of life while we hunt for treatments and a cure.
Your donations have enabled us to boost a volume of medical equipment, nutritive supplements, home alteration and adaptive inclination for ALS patients, as good as doubled a volume of remit caring supposing to much-deserving caregivers.
We’ve tripled a volume of supports dedicated to ALS investigate and are augmenting efforts to teach a legislators about a critical needs of people with ALS and intensity changes in laws that impact people battling a disease.
With your help, we’ve also been means to some-more than double a financial support to a area’s usually ALS approved diagnosis center, located during St. Louis University. And, in sequence to improved offer a nation’s heroes — who are twice as expected to be diagnosed with ALS as a ubiquitous public — we have skeleton to partner with dual new VA clinics this year.
On interest of people battling ALS and their families, we appreciate we for holding a ice bucket plea and changing lives in a process.
Maureen Barber Hill • St. Louis County
President and CEO, The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter