Educating, Advocating, Funding research for Lou Gehrig's Disease
Who else has been been affected by ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease?
More than two decades ago, just after the Richmond resident got his big break as the guitarist for former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth's band, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, the incurable motor-neuron disease better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Doctors gave Becker three to five years to live. He was 20.
Pro Surfer~Anastasia Ashley
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I met Ron after a Yankees vs. Mets game @ a bar across from the stadium. He asked about my red wristband and I told him it was for ALS and that my dad has the disease. He then told me his mom passed away from ALS a couple of years ago. He offered to lend his "celebrity status" to raise $/awareness for ALS. Life is kind of neat sometimes! For more on Ron- http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/darliro01.shtml
Steve Gleason-Super Bowl
Steve Gleason is a former professional football player, a safety with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. Originally signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2000, he played for the Saints through the 2007 season. As a free agent in 2008, Gleason retired from the NFL after eight seasons. In 2011, he revealed that he was battling ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Surfers~Mikala and Daniel Jones I was put in touch with these brothers by a friend that owns Matuse Wetsuits. Their Mother was living with ALS at that time but recently passed away. Daniel is putting together a bit about their journey and I will post soon. He did share a couple of photos for now..