Thank you for helping my team reach our goal while we Walk to Defeat ALS!
This is our second walk as we remember our angel, Erhard Seydl. He gained his wings on December 18th, 2016.
He was a loving Dad, Pappy, brother and friend and he was only 70 years old when this terrible disease took him from us. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Army and was drafted right out of high school. He served in the Vietnam War and it was not easy for him to share stories about it but he opened up to his granddaughter, Marissa, and even let her speak about his experiences while he was in the Army. He was her special person she wanted to speak about for her 5th grade speech. Unfortunately during his time in Vietnam, he had been exposed to the dreadful Agent Orange spray in which years and years down the road he didn't realize it would affect him so terribly. He was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in late February of 2016 and by December of 2016 his body had shut down and the angels took him home. We all wish he was still with us today but we know he is pain free and in his own paradise drinking a beer, listening to reggae music while basking under the sun.
We love him and miss him so much and that is why we walk. We walk in memory of our Soldier, Warrior, Fighter, Veteran, Dad, Pappy, Brother and Friend.
Please consider walking with me or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.
Why We Need Your Help
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, though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to bring help and hope today!