Event to prominence existence of ALS struggle
October 22, 2015 - als
The Support Ashley’s Fight eventuality will take place Friday during 6:30 p.m. during St. Stephen Catholic Community in Old Hickory.
Ashley Vickers is a 33-year-old Mt. Juliet mom of 4 who was recently diagnosed with ALS. The eventuality will underline a pasta dinner, sorcery show, drinks and dancing.
Millions participated in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge commencement in summer 2014. According to a ALS Association, some-more than 17 million people uploaded their plea videos to Facebook; these videos were watched by 440 million people a sum of 10 billion times. It is now an annual eventuality that is dictated to lift recognition and supports to find treatments and a heal for ALS.
However, detached from being a source of entertainment on Facebook and You Tube – famous participants enclosed Martha Stewart, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah and even President Barack Obama – how most has been schooled about a horrible, comfortless illness that is ALS and a onslaught of a neighbors and their families confronting an ALS diagnosis?
Vickers is dynamic to lift recognition of a existence of her condition as she fights opposite this disease.
She sought 4 medical opinions that enclosed physicians during Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a Mayo Clinic. It was finally reliable final month that she is indeed confronting a resources of ALS that will eventually take her life.
Before a birth of her fourth child, Ashley was a vibrant, bustling pediatric nurse, mom and mom to 3 girls. Her symptoms began to benefaction themselves right after a birth of her son accurately one year ago.
The doctors consider her illness was benefaction though implicit during a time of his birth, though it was brought to a aspect when she perceived an epidural. Her symptoms began with slurred speech, flesh debility and detriment of balance.
Her condition fast degenerated – only a few months ago she compulsory assistance from her 13-year-old daughter to mislay her baby from his automobile seat, as good as feed and change him, though she still managed day-to-day.
Today, she is incompetent to stay alone and hardly has a strength to get out of bed. Two weeks ago, her flesh control had run-down so most that she fell, ruinous her knee, dislocating her shoulder and spraining her wrist.
Her family is in a routine of converting their two-story home into a wheelchair-accessible environment.
The on-going lapse of a engine neurons in ALS eventually lead to sum stoppage that includes a inability to swallow or breathe, and a illness eventually leads to death.
The normal presence time for someone with ALS is 3 years. It is doubtful that she will see her youngest go to kindergarten or her eldest connoisseur from high school.
The fundraising eventuality Oct. 23 will assistance compensate for home health, hospice and other aspects of her care. However, some-more than sketch people to a event, Vickers is dynamic to teach people on a existence of ALS.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are accessible after mass and online during helpashleysfight.wix.com/support-ashleys. For other questions, hit firstname.lastname@example.org.