Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Walking for Dad

I’m sure most people reading this blog also read my sister-in-law Nicole Thompson’s blog, so this might be old news for many...

Last week, Kenny’s dad (Ken Brady) was officially diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (“ALS”), more commonly known in the U.S. as Lou Gehrigs disease. To quote Wikipedia, ALS is a “progressive, usually fatal, neurodegenerative disease caused by the degeneration of motor neurons, the nerve cells in the central nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement.” Essentially the person’s body slowly shuts down, beginning with muscle function. At this time there is no cure and life expectancy is uncertain; 50% of those diagnosed with ALS live an additional 2-5 years and 50% live longer.

Kenny remains positive and is eager to do what he can to help and to feel involved. This Saturday (October 18) we will be participating in the Orange County Walk to Defeat ALS event that raises money to find a cure. We invite all in the area to join. Actually, the ALS Association is hosting these walks all over the country and we’d love you to participate wherever you can. Without soliciting money from you, you can donate here.
We hope to see you this Saturday (at Mason Regional Park in Irvine)!


To register to walk with our team click here.


4 comments:

Shanna Nemrow said...

Hi Jill,
I'm sorry to hear about Kenny's dad. The walk sounds like a great cause.
Saturday Blair is finishing up moving, but me & the kids will be walking. See you Saturday!
Shanna

Elise said...

We love you guys and will always be here to support you! See you on Saturday!

Ken said...

Kenny and Jill,

Thank you for your love and kindness. Your phone calls are appreciated and your prayers are deeply felt.

Love,

Dad

The Thompson's said...

Thanks Jill for making a post! The more the better! It should be god time!!!