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If you have watched the video on this page, you would have learned that my Uncle Craig is my favorite veteran to celebrate on Veteran's Day. Retired United States Army Colonel Craig Essick served over 31 years, including an Iraq deployment and I am honored and thrilled to team together with him to help those with ALS and the men and women who fight for our freedom.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! THANK YOU FOR PUTTING YOUR LIFE, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR HOLIDAYS ON THE LINE AND HOLD FOR OUR FREEDOM.

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Over 5,000 people are diagnosed with ALS a year in America. Unfortunately, military veterans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS, and scientists can still 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.

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