Harry Phillips Jr. was an amazing man. He was a school counselor, husband, father, brother, book and bike riding lover; he enjoyed decorating his yard and filling it with flowers for the town to see. Harry was a patient of ALS. He lost his speech, ability to have proper nutrition, swallowing function, and eventually the ability to move about freely. But, Harry never lost his smile, his laughter, and his thankfulness. Harry was a patient of mine and he never allowed any of us caring for him to leave without letting us know how much he appreciated our care. Harry showed me that the only thing you can do when the world feels so difficult and scary is to look at the positive things around you; smile, laugh, and enjoy the time you have here. I hope Harry gives others diagnosed with ALS the strength to move forward in their happiness as he did.
Let's show them all that there is Hope for ALS!
Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal! We have t-shirts available at the website listed below. Proceeds will go to The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter.
Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS(R) or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That's why we're participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!