basemetal: Do they have a paypal account for this? Dreadful disease, I hate the thought of anyone going through this./god bless the MDA//god bless Jerry Lewis for the work he did with them///suck it haters
ThatGuyGreg: basemetal: Do they have a paypal account for this? Dreadful disease, I hate the thought of anyone going through this./god bless the MDA//god bless Jerry Lewis for the work he did with them///suck it hatersALS is not MD.
ausfahrk: All funds will go to purchase a time machine, so he can go back in time and murder Lou Gehrig.
Huck And Molly Ziegler: I have no experience with the disease, but the reason the story makes me sad is that a 7-year-old son feels he has to spearhead efforts to raise money to help his mom cope with a disease she did nothing to bring about.In my opinion, this is exactly why government-underwritten (yes, tiny contributions by all taxpayers) catastrophic health care insurance is needed in the United States.Someday we'll look back at penny-for-charity jars at the local convenience store as a sign of barbaric helplessness, not neighborly generosity for someone who needs a life-saving operation or daily medical care.
Minimum: If you go to the FB page, it looks like someone has set something up for donations. Some kind of foundation.
Bender The Offender: What a very beautiful expression. It honestly makes me cry at how pure and genuine the gesture is. I was diagnosed with ALS 3 days ago. It's been a very horrible past 72 hours where I've done nothing but question how awful will my last months be? I would rather have been told I had a fatal aneurysm with less than 3 hours than be told that within the next 3months to 3years ill no longer be able to care for myself, let alone my family. I've spent my entire life caring for others as a paramedic and a nurse and it horrifies me to think that has come to an end. My wife has always been a stay at home mom, I've always been a very strong role model for my kids, but for the past 3 days I've been trying to come to an agreement at what point of debilitation is it acceptable for me to pull the trigger. It's an ugly, shameful truth but I just can't stand the ideal of dependence and eventual wasting into death, where my families last memories of me aren't of the strong, capable, caring man I am today, but the pathetic, needy, sickened thing I will be in the near future. My kids are very wonderful, sensitive, and caring people, as is my wife. I know they'll stand by my side through anything. I just hate the entire thought of them having to suffer through it.
A Shambling Mound: I've seen the progression from ALS diagnosis to death firsthand, what a truly horrific disease. With any luck this kid will find someone who will offer to set up a donation website, local bake sales are only going to go so far. Good on him for trying, though.
PillsHere: I'm not a religious person, but if I were, this is the type of disease that would cause me to question my beliefs. This is one the worst and most heartbreaking conditions for a human being to have. My mom was diagnosed with it six months ago and I've already seen her losing her ability to speak (the reason we knew something was wrong), her ability to swallow, and her ability to open something as simple as a water bottle. And she's not even close to facing the worst of it. I just can't imagine how truly terrifying it must be to have it; watching it is hard enough. I feel so bad for this child to see this at such a young age. His memories of his mom will probably always be of her illness.
rkiller1: She's the luckiest woman on the face of the Earth.
jaytkay: Fundraiser? You live in the USA without the boot of socialized medicine standing on your neck. Freedom is its own reward!
hitlersbrain: jaytkay: Fundraiser? You live in the USA without the boot of socialized medicine standing on your neck. Freedom is its own reward!Personal accountability... we have to be firm with that. Watching people die while doing nothing is a small price to pay for freedom. Some people even apparently get off on it./ I'm embarrassed to live in the USA more and more.
gambitsgirl: A Shambling Mound: I've seen the progression from ALS diagnosis to death firsthand, what a truly horrific disease. With any luck this kid will find someone who will offer to set up a donation website, local bake sales are only going to go so far. Good on him for trying, though.My husband was diagnosed when the kids wee 3&5 and died when they were 7&9. This kid has the right stuff. It's an impossible journey for adults but kids make it easier to be strong.Heartbroken for them
puffy999: Everybody has a fundraiser. The only ones that raise enough funds tend to be run by liars or corporate shadow non-profits.
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