Greenbrier County performer adjusts to life with ALS

January 2, 2016 - als


In February, a Greenbrier County male was diagnosed with ALS, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“We need to find a cure,” pronounced Chally Erb, a Vietnam maestro and internal performer.

Chally Erb is famous for his 30 years as a performer in Lewisburg. He was mostly dressed as a jester on stilts.

“I used to be means to do everything, we can’t do it now,” pronounced Erb.

He says he initial beheld symptoms in his hands, when he was incompetent to twist, and tie, balloons.

 “It was always easier for me to give than to receive, so I’m training a lot of large lessons myself,” pronounced Erb.

Erb is now training to cope with a illness by changing his life. Before relocating into his new home in Lewisburg, village volunteers helped by building him a wheelchair ramp.

“It’s smashing to assistance someone like Chally who has a good opinion on life even yet his resources are a best during this sold time,” pronounced Randy Luck, manager of S.J. Neathawk Lumber Co, Inc. in Lewisburg.

Erb says he’s anticipating new ways to continue entertaining. His subsequent opening is on Friday, Jan. 1. He’ll be a dragon in a Lewisburg Shanghai Parade during a peep mob.  

“If we get shackled with my hands and legs, afterwards I’ll figure out how to do something differently, though I’m not going to ever stop,” pronounced Erb.

He hopes to lift income for ALS research. If we would like to help, we can revisit his Facebook page UnLock a Cure.

“I’m not sour about this, I’m not happy about it, though I’m not sour about it. Someone always has it worse than me,” pronounced Erb.

The Beckley VA Medical Center has already helped Erb with his walker, wheelchair and a encumber permitted van.

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