The ALS Association

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Progress

James Cassidy

Branch: Army
Served: 1984 - 1987
Hometown: Upper Black Eddy, PA
Written by: Lisa Cassidy , wife
Jim was a parachute rigger for Special Forces at Fort Lewis 1984-87 . In 1998 he noticed weakness in his left hand. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2003. He went on a ventilator in Feb of 2011. His goal is to see his 2 boys grow up. Jim is now home, being cared for by his wife and caregivers. He uses a power wheelchair, a computer for his speech. We have been very fortunate in that we receive VA compensation and had their financial assistance with equipment, a van, an addition and nursing care. God bless our troops and we thank our veterans for their service to our country!

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