Dear Friends and Family,
On October 4, 2007 Annie and Tom Statham lost their Dad to ALS. Pat and John Statham lost a son. John, Scott and Doug Statham lost a brother. Jim and Cindy Kobylarz lost a son-in-law. Kim and Pam lost a brother-in-law. I lost my husband of 13 years. And countless others lost a friend.
There are no two ways about it. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a terrible disease. ALS is a progressive and fatal illness that attacks motor neurons. When these neurons die, the ability of the brain to control muscle movement is lost. This results in paralysis and is terminal usually in three to five years. We were fortunate that Bruce lived for 12 years with ALS. And when I use the word lived I mean it in every sense of the word. Not a day went by that he did not appreciate his life, his family and friends, his children and me. We miss him very much.
In his memory I will, again, be running 3 races this spring that all raise funds for The Angel Fund which supports research under the direction of Dr. Robert Brown at the UMAss Medical Center. Dr. Brown and his team of colleagues are doing groundbreaking research on this devastating disease.
And as long as Dr. Brown continues his reasearch to find acure for ALS, I will continue to run and support The Angel Fund. Because I can.
All donations are tax deductible. Any donation of any amount is encouraged and can be made by clicking the "Donate" button. If you prefer to write a check, please make it out to "The Angel Fund" and mail it to me. I will add all mailed donations to my page also.
For more information about ALS, the Sharon Timlin Event, or to register to run/walk, please visit www.sharontimlinrace.org
Thank you for always being there for us. We know how fortunate we are despite our loss.
Lee, Annie and Tommy