ALS Fighter Awarded Order of a Palmetto

May 1, 2017 - als

Columbia, SC (WLTX) — South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presented a Order of a Palmetto to Suzy Shealy Monday morning.

We introduced we to Suzy Shealy and her daughter Elizabeth Nazionale in May 2014. Shealy, during a time, was a year into her diagnosis of ALS, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

She pronounced in a 2014 interview, “I’m during assent with my diagnosis. I’m not fearful of a future.”

Three year later, Shealy communicates with her eyes and with assistance from Nazionale, her daughter. Shealy said, “I am doing utterly well.”

Nazionale also continues to caring for her mom 24-hours a day. Nazionale said, “We unequivocally have a ups and downs, though she is a warrior and we are doing unequivocally well.”

Monday morning, things were looking up. Shealy along with other families impacted by ALS visited a Statehouse as Governor McMaster announced May ALS recognition month in South Carolina.

McMaster pronounced reading a commercial this should, “raise recognition of this harmful disease.”

During a display and to a warn of everyone, a administrator presented a Order of a Palmetto to Shealy, a top municipal respect awarded by a administrator of South Carolina.

The central display is Saturday morning 10 AM during Northeast Presbyterian Church, though Shealy gladly supposed a endowment a small early.

Shealy said, “It is humbling.” Now a artist, Gold Star Mother and ALS warrior can supplement another pretension to her name with this award.

Nazionale said, “I am only so unapproachable of her. She is an extraordinary mother. She is one of those souls who we come opposite that only draws everybody to her. I’m over unapproachable of her.”




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