Hello and welcome, my name is Brian Dillon. I am a pALS (person with ALS). I have ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) a Motor Neuron Disease also known as ‘Lou Gehrig’s Disease’. Formally diagnosed Mar. 23, 2010, with Bulbar onset ALS, I can recall symptom onset as early as Aug. 2008. I live my life fighting my affliction with ALS, every breath, every move, each word. I eat, drink and sleep ALS everyday for the rest of my life – however long that may be.
– ALS – These three letters change lives, FOREVER.
Discovered in 1869, medical/research science has little to offer as a treatment, nor can they save the life of an ALS patient. It’s sad to know that I and many others suffer living with this disease. We make do with what we have as best we can. pALS collectively need your help.
I get by living on a fixed income from Social Security Disability. I choose to donate what I can, when I can, while still trying to support my family as I fight my debilitating ALS disease.
I choose to advocate ALS awareness and I choose to participant in various fundraising events which help by providing services and support for pALS and their families.
ALS is not contagious. Choosing to help can be.
Will you choose to help? Will you become involved?
Will you volunteer? Will you Donate?
Only you know your willingness to help. Only you know of your compassion for those less fortunate than yourself. Only you know if or how much you can volunteer and/or donate.
Each organization listed under ‘Blogroll’ has helped me in some way or another. The wonderful people from these terrific organizations, I can’t thank enough. Please, take some time to visit their links.
I can guarantee you thanks from pALS (people with ALS) and their families for your kindhearted support, much humbled gratitude for your efforts and sincere appreciation for your generous donations.
Pictured above is a partial representation of my ALS walk team. ‘Team Dillon’ was created to honor me. I would like to honor and express sincere appreciation to all who support me. Your kind words of encouragement, your donations, your fundraising efforts, it all means a great deal to me. I thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
My affliction with ALS has broadened my extended family. I have so much admiration for the people in the medical/research professions who choose to help pALS (people with ALS). People who volunteer, non-profit organizations, common everyday people like you. I have online friends from all over the world who support me, and I wish for each and every one of you to know how much I appreciate your love and support. Your continued generosity, love and support encourage me to continue battling my ALS.
I am humbled and sincerely touched by your love and support, thank you.
I wish to express sincere gratitude and a special thanks to Richard Marti. Your support has made it easier for my family and I to cope with my ALS.