The ALS Association

We miss our mama terribly each and every day.

Marian A. Marietta, Georgia

If a cure for ALS was invented tomorrow, I still couldn't go back in time to bring back my mama who dies due to complications of her health brought on by ALS in February of 2010. I also couldn't go back in time to cure my grandfather whom I've never met who also died due to ALS before I was born. What a world without ALS today means living without the fear of seeing another one of my family members loose his or her life in such a slow painstaking way. What a world without ALS means to me is a world where I don't have to live in fear that the next time I feel some physical weakness the first thought that runs through my head will no longer be, "Do I have ALS?" A world without ALS today means I don't have to be afraid that when I do have children, they don't have to watch their mom slowly loose herself due to ALS like my sister and I did for five years. We miss our mama terribly each and every day. I miss her love, support, and guidance. I miss saying that I am Georgina's daughter. No other child should ever go through that. That's what a world without ALS means to me.

 
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