FIRST AND FOREMOST, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! THANK YOU FOR PUTTING YOUR LIFE, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR HOLIDAYS ON THE LINE AND ON HOLD FOR OUR FREEDOM.
Over 5,000 people are diagnosed with ALS a year in America and unfortunately military veterans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS and scientists are still unable to figure out the reason behind the statistic. Some scientists theorize that those in the military have a higher risk of environmental pollutants and toxins, others believe the physical exertion.
It breaks my heart to think that men and women are serving our country, fighting for our freedom, spending countless holidays and special moments away from their loved ones to come home and be diagnosed with a terminal disease.
I want to bring awareness to our veterans regarding signs, symptoms, and resources surrounding ALS.