Veteran battling ALS collects gifts for Wolfe County boy’s home
December 24, 2014 - als
PINE RIDGE, Ky (WKYT) – A maestro diagnosed with ALS isn’t vouchsafing illness stop her from assisting a organisation of immature organisation during a Wolfe County boy’s home.
It’s been 3 and a half years given Crystal Singer was diagnosed with amyotrophic parallel sclerosis, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
“The initial startle was devastating,” pronounced her father Shawn Singer.
The quarrel with a illness has left her in a wheelchair and incompetent to speak.
“She is going to live her life a approach she’s going to live her life, not vital her life with ALS and vouchsafing it foreordain her terms,” Shawn said.
The integrate met while they were portion with a 82nd Airborne in Iraq. When they late from a troops they changed to Kentucky and bought a plantation in Estill County.
Shawn Singer says he and his mother had always designed to buy a plantation and they weren’t going to let her diagnosis during a age of 30 impede those plans.
While vital in Estill County she schooled of a Dessie Scott Children’s home from her sister who lives in circuitously Powell County.
Last year she put out a word that she was collecting toys for a immature organisation during a home. She got adequate for 12. This year she some-more than tripled that, removing presents for all 38 kids.
“God’s sanctified us to be means to give behind a small bit and that’s what Crystal wanted to do and what we wanted to do,” Shawn Singer pronounced Tuesday afternoon as they finished delivering hundreds of gifts.
“A lot of a kids don’t get to go home for Christmas,” pronounced Wayne Phillips, distraction executive during a home. “They’re blank out on some of a things normal kids get in their life.”
“I’ve been sanctified with so most underneath a circumstances, we only wanted to give back.” Crystal Singer told WKYT’s Victor Puente by email.
“ALS competence have taken Crystals ability to speak, it competence have took her ability to travel though it didn’t take her heart and it didn’t take her mind,” Shawn Singer said. “As prolonged as she’s still got those we entirely design her to keep doing a same things she’s always done.”