Community rallying to assistance former football actor with ALS

August 22, 2016 - als

Brett Snyder is a former star contestant who is violence a odds.

After personification ball and football during Northwestern Lehigh High School and football during Lehigh University Snyder engaged ALS, a on-going neurodegenerative illness also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

His family and friends contend a diagnosis hasn’t slowed him down.

“He is still going that has been a genuine blessing to everybody,” Brett’s mother-in-law, Patti Seng said.

While a normal life camber for ALS patients is 2 to 5 years, Brett has been battling for scarcely 15 years. 


“Just since of a faith in who God is and God’s true to us, we only go we go and Brett only stays strong,” Brett’s caretaker and aunt, Bonnie Monks, said.

Brett now finds himself wanting around a time medical caring that costs roughly $250 thousand dollars a year.

His mother Carissa and dual immature sons are now seeking for a communities support to continue their success story.

“It is unequivocally tough going into a family and saying all of a things that they need that aren’t supposing for them,” Monks said.  “This is one approach that we suspicion we could get together some supports that could unequivocally assistance a family.”

On Saturday, a fundraiser during “A Night in a Country” in New Tripoli enclosed raffles, prizes and games like “Toss ALS”. 

Brett’s family and friends are anticipating to lift $20 thousand dollars for a male they call an inspiration.

“He has given me a new viewpoint on life,” Monks said. “You unequivocally know we need to live each day to a fullest.”

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