Local lady with ALS receives new outpost interjection to donations
November 5, 2015 - als
A local family put out a call for assistance and their friends and kin answered that call to a balance of about $45,000.
That income was used to squeeze a special outpost for a Corpus Christi lady battling ALS.
Kelly Rhodes was anxious when she perceived her new outpost Wednesday afternoon. Kelly is wheelchair firm and the van is specifically designed to hoop her wheelchair. It’ll make Kelly’s life with ALS a small easier when she needs to leave her home.
“I had friends and family from all over a nation minister to this extraordinary spectacle that we were means to lift off,” pronounced Kelly, who now struggles to pronounce due to modernized ALS.
Kelly was diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic parallel sclerosis, dual years ago. At 48-years old, Kelly never illusory she’d be in a wheelchair.
But it’s her reality.
In a final dual years a illness has modernized quickly, holding divided Kelly’s ability to pierce freely. She can no longer travel and, eventually, she’ll totally remove her ability to talk. But it hasn’t taken divided her large smile.
Rather than shorten Kelly to her home, her family motionless to get her a wheelchair van. They called on friends and family for help. In reduction than one month, they saw an escape of adore and donations for Kelly.
“$45,000 in a month with about 150 people donating,” pronounced Kelly.
The outpost will give Kelly a improved peculiarity of life and make it easier on those who now caring for her.
“We’re only perplexing to make her life happy and as good as possible,” pronounced Susie Love Hale, Kelly’s mother.
“I am over beholden and grateful to everybody who helped us,” pronounced Kelly.
ALS is a commotion that affects a duty of nerves and muscles. According to a ALS Association, 15 people are diagnosed with a illness everyday.
There is no cure.