Welcome to my blog. I have had ALS for 10 years now.

Since I started this blog in June 2008 I've had amazing feedback. Family, friends, people from all over North America, Australia, Scotland, England, and places I can't recall, have commented, encouraged and corresponded. I had no idea when Cynthia taught me how to set this up, how much I would love posting and how many people would read it. I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has helped propel this therapeutic exercise into a daily routine. All of you, both friends and visitors, are now part of my blog family. Welcome.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Please help me find a cure

I’m participating in the WALK for ALS and I’d like to ask for your support. ALS is a fatal neuromuscular disease with no known cure, cause or effective treatment. The WALK for ALS supports provincial ALS societies and their programs to help people with ALS and their families, and the ALS Society of Canada’s investment in breakthrough research…help and hope! It is my hope that you will consider sponsoring me by making a secure online donation using your credit card. Click on the link below to donate now... http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?SID=3343011&langPref=en-CA Thank you for your support! Karyn P.S. Here are some additional ALS facts: * Two to three Canadians die of ALS each day * Approximately 3,000 Canadians currently live with ALS * In at least 90% of cases, ALS strikes individuals with no family history of the disease * Between 5-10% have a familial form of ALS, devastating families for generations * ALS can strike anyone, regardless of age, sex or ethnic origin * While the usual age of onset is between 55 and 65, many younger people, often parents, are afflicted * Nearly 90% of people with ALS died within 5 years of diagnosis. While some live longer, others die within a few short months * ALS affects the whole family * ALS is a costly disease - emotionally, physically, and financially. For more information on how YOU can become a walker yourself, please visit www.walkforals.ca

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