June 25, 2009

A Worthy Cause....

Tonight I had the pleasure of meeting Toby and his two beautiful daughters. Toby is courageously battling ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which attacks the body’s motor neurons. As the disease progresses patients lose their ability to move, talk, eat, swallow and eventually breathe, yet in most cases their minds remain alert. At this time there is no cure. Only 50% of those diagnosed with this insidious disease will live beyond 3 years and of those only 10% will live beyond 5 years.

My heart breaks for this family. They are wonderful and kind people and I am so glad I was able to meet them. This coming Sunday a fundraiser has been put together to raise money to support the fight against ALS. For more information or to make a donation to the ALS Association please click here.

Many thanks.

5 comments:

Lflinders said...

Veronica, I love them. again, Thank you so much! Cant wait for them to see them

Machen family said...

These pictures are beautiful. His girls look so sweet!

Julia Shinkle said...

These pictures are such a treasure!

rychelle said...

i'm sure this family will treasure these photos forever.

thank you for introducing us to this worthy cause.

Brittney Hale Photography said...

i usually dont cry when i visit your blog, but you have me in tears. what a beautiful family!!! thank you for sharing.