― Amy Carmichael
“Do you love me? Do you really love me?” Those are questions we all want answered in our lifetime. I would like Akhil to know that he is loved through our generous giving. We have formed a team, Akhil’s Angels, to walk in the Walk to Defeat ALS on September 21st. Our team has an ambitious goal of raising $10,000 so we need everyone’s help! I know if we reach this goal, it will bring tears to Akhil’s eyes as he realizes how many of us are standing by him in this fight against ALS.
If you would like to donate or join our team, please go to http://web.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/OregonandSWWashington?px=3236413&pg=personal&fr_id=9237#.UdOOnPkzU40
Please know that your donation goes to support research and programs that our family directly benefits from. The ALS Association has provided us with respite care (in-home help). They have also loaned us equipment to save us the expense of having to purchase everything we need to make Akhil’s life more comfortable. I assure you that you can feel good about giving generously to this cause.
There is a lot of exciting research going on regarding ALS, especially related to stem cells (not from aborted fetuses). This research could lead to a breakthrough in the next couple of years to offer hope to those facing a diagnosis of ALS.
I hope you will show your support at whatever level you are able. Individually, we may only make a small impact, but together we can make a big difference!