Tag Archives: ALS

Kick ALS

Not so long ago (but a decade in Internet-time), you couldn’t be online without seeing something about the ALS ice bucket challenge, or a post about what someone thought about it. From someone who has a family member with ALS, it was truly wonderful to see all the cat videos replaced with awareness of a horrible, fatal disease that many people don’t know much about. The ice bucket challenge brought in a lot of money for research and care, and it brought hope to so many victims and families who are praying every single day for a cure.  Continue reading

Thank You

I want to start by saying a huge thank you to everyone who gave their love, prayers, and support to our family during the ALS walk we participated in last Saturday. It really means the world to us. Thanks to you, we met our personal fundraising goal, helped surpass our overall group goal (our team, JustInTime, brought in the most money of any team there!), and had a wonderful day to boot. We really do have the best family and friends. Continue reading

Please Help

I normally try to keep things a bit light-hearted around here if I can. I’m sure you’re thinking about all the complaining I do on a regular basis, but I hope you realize that it’s all tongue-in-cheek. If all I really have to gripe about is the fact that Grace is belligerent and Sophie is teething, then I’d say that things at Casa Weber are really pretty dang good.

Early this year, my uncle was diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. If you don’t know much about it, be thankful. As far as diseases go, it’s a pretty horrible one. There isn’t yet a cure, but my family is working hard to change that. We’re doing what we can to help raise awareness and support for people who suffer from ALS (PALS), especially in this upcoming week. Joe and I sent out the following letter two days ago, but since we’re short on addresses, I thought it couldn’t hurt to share here:  Continue reading