Local tyro raises some-more than $100000 for uncle with ALS
December 22, 2014 - als
Posted: Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 — 9:24 p.m.
You might remember when a illness ALS, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, came to a forefront progressing this year with a Ice Bucket Challenge viral movement. While that transformation might have slowed now, a new debate is only commencement for one internal student.
Edgewood College youth Nita Jonuzi is lifting income for her 36-year-old uncle, Flamur Jonuzi of Waunakee, to get a developmental new diagnosis for ALS. In about a month, her debate has lifted some-more than $100,000.
“With someone that has dual kids, a wife, and his relatives vital with him, he has to support so many people and only removing a news that you’re going to die, that’s not easy for anyone to take,” Nita said.
The income lifted will assistance account a costs of stem-cell therapy for Flamur, who will start a diagnosis in Jan during a Mayo Clinic.
According to an Aug matter from a ALS Association, branch dungeon investigate is “an elaborating margin that binds a intensity to yield advantage to people with ALS in a future.”
Despite doctors giving him a five-year life expectancy, Flamur stays in good spirits, Nita said. His good spirits enthuse her.
“With someone that’s doing so good and only holding things in stride, that only gives proclivity to anyone to do improved and assistance out,” Nita said.
She hopes a diagnosis will check her uncle’s symptoms and lengthen his life.
“I wish my uncle to be means to see his dual sons finishing college and being happy, since what else is there?” Nita said.
To revisit her fundraising website, go to http://www.gofundme.com/flamurjonuzi.