Friday, August 1, 2014

Haley's Hope

"Haley Stevens, a brave and beautiful sister, daughter, and friend was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) days before her 16th birthday. She very bravely battled this awful disease for over a year, and was taken from this life for a better one without pain and suffering. Haley was a courageous little girl whose smile is missed every single day. Please take a moment to remember Haley. The video here shows the sides of Haley that we will treasure forever in our hearts. We love you, Haley!"

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

Haley's Hope has put together several events to help other affected by this traumatic disease. They hope to raise funds to help patients and their family build ramps, buy medical supplies, and more to ease the burden brought on by ALS. If you want to help and learn more visit Haley's Hope today.