The ALS Association

2013 AAM Stories 618323261

Chris L. Tampa , Florida

My mom has had ALS for little over a year .. and she didn't tell me till about months ago.  I knew what it was and I knew what it meant but still I had hope my mom would get through it because after all she's the toughest person I've ever met. So one day I came home brought her food and she struggled to say thank you and right after that she said "are you hungry want momma to cook for you " and she tried to get out of bed and she couldn't move. In those moments it hit me right smack in the face that my mom can't beat this horrible thing. I told her I was fine and left the room. I went to the couch and just cried for hours about what happened because although I knew she had it I didn't want to believe it and that just sealed the deal about how powerful ALS is. The days just get worse and it just kills me theres nothing i can do. When I lost my day it was random and that night I wasn't home and for years I blamed myself that i wasn't home and that I could help. Now I watch my mom suffer everyday and it kills me inside. The person I love the most is becoming more and more helpless and I can just sit in watch. One of the worst feelings in the world .. whoever is reading this I hope you take this from my story.  Life is short. Enjoy the moments with your friends and family. The days with my mom walking around joking with me are done and I would do anything to get those back. Till my dying days I will do whatever i can to help defeat ALS. No son, daughter, wife, husband, friend, or family member should see anyone like this. To all those ALS has affected I want you to know from the bottom of my heart how sorry I am and all of you will always be in my prayers. Together we can beat this thing.

 
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