Man vital with ALS praises Brigance Brigade Foundation
April 26, 2018 - als
A appurtenance helps Randy Gregory breathe, and while he can’t speak, he many positively has a voice.
“I have been vital with a illness for a final 7 years,” Gregory said.
Gregory has ALS, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It fast attacked a former basketball manager during Community College of Baltimore County of his mobility. He needs consistent care.
“He can't be left alone during all,” caregiver Sierra Williams said.
Keeping his airway transparent is essential and communication critical. Using his eyes, Gregory is means to give commands to a computer, that is how he answered 11 News’ questions about one of a hardest tools about a disease.
“Of everything, a cost of carrying round-the-clock caregivers is a biggest responsibility and need that we have,” Gregory said.
The responsibility is paid for, in part, by a Brigance Brigade Foundation.
The fifth annual run and travel to advantage a organization, that was founded by O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, will be hold Sunday during a Canton waterfront. O.J. Brigance was No. 57 with a 2000 Super Bowl Ravens, and he’s vital with ALS.
“This is a biggest eventuality of a year,” pronounced Amanda Mummert, Brigance Brigade Foundation director.
Everyone is invited to come out for a fun day for a whole family. The eventuality raises income to assistance families influenced by ALS some of a astronomical bills they face daily.
“Living with ALS can cost families $200,000 a year or more. Our substructure is here to assistance them with things word doesn’t cover, or other organizations can’t assistance with,” Mummert said.
“The Brigance Brigade Foundation gives people vital with ALS a ability to thrive, to continue to live a lives any day and to say a families’ fortitude during a unequivocally severe time,” Gregory said.
He pronounced he is beholden for a assistance and thankful.