The ALS Association

Please Fund Research

Letty V. Castaic, California

My mother was diagnosed with ALS on May 3, 2006, and she passed away on September 16, 2009. During the three years and five months of her illness, my famliy and I struggled with finances, doctor visits, our own physical health, our marriages and most of all the unbelievable pain of watching someone you love slowly deteriorate into nothing more then a shell of the person she was just a few short years before. My father exhausted his savings and had several surgeries for injuries he sustained caring for my mother, that coupled with the financial and emotional losses he endured caused my father to pass just over a year after my mother. ALS claimed the lives of Jose and Melania Padilla, just 68 and 64 respectively. Please help fund research so this terrible debilitating disease will not destroy other families like it destroyed mine.

 
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