Fayetteville ALS plant being respected for her bravery – WTVD
March 20, 2015 - als
Michelle Hovis was a fighter. She died final month after battling ALS for scarcely 4 years. She showed her family and friends a definition of courage.
“Every time we saw her smile,” pronounced 13-year-old Brittany Hovis, “you knew her day was good. She was only happy to be alive.”
Diagnosed in late 2011 with ALS, Michelle died final month a few weeks after her birthday. Her family says she never gave adult even yet a illness was holding a fee on her.
“I beheld that a week before she died a some-more she attempted to do, a some-more she slept,” pronounced her husband, Mark. “The simplest things were only wearing down a appetite out of her.”
Mark says Michelle’s ALS was aggressive.
She helped start Fayetteville’s ALS support group. The section is holding a fundraising travel on Mar 28 during Methodist University in her honor. Already, ALS officials contend some-more than 250 people have sealed adult for a walk.
“ALS support groups let families and patients know they are not alone,” pronounced Joanna Nunez, who is an overdo executive in Fayetteville. “They can see people who have only been diagnosed all a approach to people who are in a modernized stages.”
ALS officials contend there are about 600 people in North Carolina with a disease.
Money lifted from a walk-a-thon will assistance research, and studious care.
Michelle’s family says she desired life and people. She never met a stranger, and she put her family first.
“She did whatever she could to make us happy,” pronounced 16-year-old Nick Hovis.
Now, her family, friends, and ALS workers contend they will make certain Michelle’s bequest is not forgotten.
“She would wish to be remembered accurately as she was,” pronounced Nunez. “A chairman with ALS that kept a good grin and opinion compartment a really end.”
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