ALS Advocate, Ambassador, and Mentor
I am a mother of two from a suburb of Chicago who decided to turn my stubbornness of needing the last word in an argument into an argument with ALS. I won't back down until we have a cure and even then I will still need the final word to know my job is done!
My dad's passing in 2019 sparked a fire in me for advocacy and fighting for families who also had their lives turned upside by hearing someone say three little letters, A L S.
AS THE NIECE OF RETIRED ARMY COLONEL CRAIG ESSICK, I AM A HUGE SUPPORTER OF HELPING OUR ACTIVE-DUTY OFFICERS AND OUR VETERANS. VETERANS ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH ALS THAN CIVILIANS. CLICK THE BUTTON TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE VETERAN RESOURCE PAGE.
My Passions Include
Using My Voice
Speaking to Children about ALS