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This fundraiser ended on 12/08/12

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The family and friends of Robert Llama are uniting to raise money to help with his battle against ALS. Please show your support!

Robert was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) in January of 2012. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. In ALS, as motor neurons get sick and die, a person progressively loses the ability to move: to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe. ALS is usually fatal within 2-5 years of diagnosis, although some people do live for many years, even decades.

Since we found out this terrible news his body has been failing him slowly. He has no use of his left arm and he can only get around with the help of a walker. He has not been able to work for months and is not able to do the daily things that we take for granted.
In the last year there have been some breakthroughs in the study of ALS and hope that a cure is within in reach. There are many studies with stem cells and new drugs that are on an FDA fast track. However time is not on our side.

Meanwhile we were able to find a stem cell clinic that can treat Robert and we are doing everything we can to get him treatment. Insurance does not cover the treatment and all of this is an out of pocket expenses. We don't know what the total expenses will be - but we feel that we had to get something started to alleviate the stress on Robert and Marilyn, so that they can focus all of their energy and strength on winning this battle! The money donated will be used to pay for medical expenses.
Please keep Robert in your prayers at this time! Robert and Marilyn need all your support and prayers to help them stay strong through this difficult time.

If you have any questions, or just need to contact a member of the family please feel free to contact one of his 3 children:
Christina Llama – cllama26@aol.com 305-733-7773

Robert Llama III – Robert.llama17@gmail.com 786-374-9840

Alex Llama – allama62@hotmail.com 305-490-0035

If you want to send a donation by mail, please send checks to attention: Robert Llama
255 NW 128 avenue
Miami, FL 33182

All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated. God Bless you,
The Family of Robert Llama
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