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This fundraiser ended on 10/31/11

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The family and friends of George Arredondo are uniting to raise money to help George with medical & living expenses in his battle ALS.

George Arredondo has been living with ALS (commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease), since 2006. This letter is written in hope to raise your awareness of ALS and to assist the Arredondo family in providing funding for their husband/father, so the family can fulfill his wishes that he be cared for at his home.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. As the weakening and paralysis continue to spread to the muscles of the trunk of the body the disease, eventually affects speech, swallowing, chewing and breathing.

While there is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), treatment and appropriate care can help maintain George’s quality of life, manage his symptoms, and avoid complications for as long as possible. ALS has placed extreme physical, emotional and financial burdens on the family

To offset some of this financial hardship the Arredondo's family and friends are asking for your help and support. Please make a contribution, every little bit helps. Your generous gift will be used to help pay medical and living expenses.
Help us show Barbara she does not have to face this struggle alone, that there are still people who care enough to lend a helping hand.

We are in constant need of help to make our mission successful.

Thank you for your support!
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