Don’t miss out on this year’s 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat Event put on by the Armed Forces Chamber of Commerce! Happening October 29th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix. For more information please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-trunk-or-treat-tickets-45746944342.
“You have ALS.”
“No. No, I don’t.”
We all react differently to the news.
I allowed myself one good cry on the drive home from the doctor’s office after I got the news. And then my Marine training kicked in, and I said to myself, “Adapt and overcome.”
Laurie, my wife, got angry. She screamed because there is no cure. She screamed that we only get two to five years and, “there’s nothing you can do about it.” And then she got sad.
And now we live.
My mom started Team Holeman just four weeks after we got the diagnosis. Our goal was to raise $2,500. We ended up recruiting 86 walkers and raised $12,000 that first year.
And our family is growing. Our second year, we had 114 walkers and raised $18,000. Mom is starting earlier and setting an even higher goal this year, because… well, she’s my mom.
Team Holeman isn’t just a team to me. It’s our family. All the problems I may have, when I get together with the team, they are all gone.
And the fundraising is important.
There are so many clinical trials, and there’s a new medication out now. They may not help me, but they’ll help somebody eventually. And that’s what we want to be a part of.
On my toughest days, I tell myself, “Head held high. Chest stuck out. Do what we gotta do.”
Find more powerful stories from those affected by ALS at: http://web.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=2018_edau_stories&_ga=2.178178272.494072447.1537372705-1711440539.1537372705. We hope to see you at The Walk to Defeat ALS this November! #CaringIsKey #ComingTogetherAsACommunity
Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for The ABC’s of Special Needs Planning at UNLV from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. This informative workshop touches on ABLE Accounts, Budget and Transition Planning, Power of Attorney and so much more.
To rsvp for the event please contact: email@example.com or call 702-368-3328.