When I first began this journey, somebody told me I would meet some of the most amazing people through our common fight. This has been true. I have met scientists and doctors who are dedicated to solving a riddle that has stumped the best and brightest. I have met families that have fought ALS tooth and nail, and remained resolutely positive and hopeful.
I have also reconnected and strengthened relationships with old friends, family, and the people I see every day. The love, laughter, and support is energizing and sustaining… and fun.
Relationships are what get us up in the morning. I have read that a well lived life needs a purpose. As a teacher and a father, I thought I had all the purpose I needed. The past few months have convinced me I have room for more. I am grateful for all of them.
Below I have shared links to some of the organizations that are dedicated to one of my life's purposes, finding a cure for ALS.
ALS Therapy Development Institute