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The friends of Kerry Anne are uniting to raise money to help pay medical expenses associated with ALS. Please show your support!

Kerry Anne Engdahl is a mother to three beautiful girls, a kindergarten teacher at Churchill Elementary School, a wife, daughter, sister and a friend to many in our small community in Oswego, IL. In February 2011 she was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Schlerosis (ALS) otherwise known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease".

It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells from the brain to the spinal cord. Patients with ALS experience muscle weakness, especially in the arms and legs, difficulty with speech, swallowing and breathing. There is no cure for ALS.

But although this is a terminal illness, there are significant devices and therapies available that can help to better manage her symptoms, help her maintain as much independence as possible and help to prolong Kerry Anne's life. But these medications can be costly.

With this Give it Forward Campaign, we wish to reach more people both locally and beyond our community in order to help mitigate the expenses that are associated with ALS. So I ask that after you make your donation, you please consider forwarding this fundraising page to friends and family both near and far who many be able to help donate to Kerry Anne's cause.

Our greatest hope is that the financial burden of this illness does not have to be any more difficult than the emotional one her young family is already facing with ALS.

"Alone we can do so little but together we can do so much" ~ Unknown

Thank you so much for helping this family through your donations, continued support and prayers. If you feel more comfortable sending a check directly to the family please send it to :

Old Second National Bank
1200 Douglas Rd.
Oswego, IL 60543
C/O Kerry Ann Engdahl

"Walk Strong, Live Long and Always laugh and Smile" ~ Kerry Anne Engdahl
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