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Jason & Rebecca have been married 5 years & have 2 kids. Jason was recently diagnosed with ALS & they are needing financial assistance.

Jason and Rebecca are the proud parents of William, who was born on December 2, 2007. They lost their second child, Meghan Rose, who was due in June 2010. On April 1st, 2010, they found out that they were expecting again, due in December 2010. Come to find out, they were expecting twins, but in May 2010 they lost Baby A. In May 2010 Jason was diagnosed with ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or what is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

There is no known cure and it is fatal. Average life span is 6 months to 2 years. The doctor, who only deals with ALS patients, said that Jason's is progressing a bit more rapidly and with his best educated guess, thinks Jason has 2-3.5 years. There is a drug called rilatek, that costs $1,114.19 a month, that can give Jason 2-3 more months but that is it. Basically they treat the symptoms to make it more comfortable for Jason. They have drugs to help with excessive saliva, walkers, canes, scooters, wheelchairs, and as the disease progresses, feeding tubes, and suction tubes to suck out excessive saliva so that Jason doesn't choke.

Currently they are trying to purchase a handicapped van to make transportation possible for them to get back and forth to medical appointments. They have tried to get loans but that was unsuccessful and cannot get the assistance needed to purchase this van. There are other things that will be needed soon as well such as a hospital bed that they will need to cover part of out of pocket.

Any and all donations will help this family and will be greatly appreciated.

 
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