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Giving Tuesday November 29th
This Giving Tuesday, you can directly support Wisconsin Families living with ALS through the programs and services The ALS Association provides, free of charge, in Wisconsin.
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My Name is John Mankowski and I Have ALS
My name is John Mankowski and I have ALS. I am sharing my story to tell you why I Walk to Defeat ALS, and the direct impact you have when you walk too.
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Robyn Neilsen & the Story of Skippy's Team
Just in time for Walk season Skippy's Team is the stuff of legend at the Milwaukee Walk to D'Feet ALS.
Over 100 team members strong, Robyn and the crew just don't quit. Year after year they gather, now going on 7 years since Kip's passing, and set records for raising hope and funds.
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Finding Her Story: Erin Vierstra
Erin Vierstra found the group Her ALS Story while scrolling on Instagram a little over a year ago. Erin's story is one with a long family history, and being a part of this group of women has given her a support, space to be, a platform and inspiration to keep a good thing going and growing.
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Caregivers are Your Lifeline
Maureen Stemmelen was diagnosed with ALS in 2016. She has always been known as "the Gatherer", bringing friends, family and community in with open arms and an open heart. Her ALS journey has only served to affirm this, and she encourages everyone to lean in, let your friends, family and neighbors surround you - caregivers are your lifeline.
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"The Gift of ALS?"
Maggie Broeren and Michael Coffey hosted a virtual discussion for the Wisconsin Chapter this past April where they introduced some ideas around death and dying that prompted a deeper discussion. This article touches on some of the key points of those conversations and some take aways from the experience.
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My name is Peggy Jennerman and my husband, Dave, has ALS
When Peggy Jennerman's husband was diagnosed with ALS, it was not something either of them expected to hear.
As Dave's symptoms progressed Peggy reached out to the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter and share her experience in her own words.
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My Dad the Super Doc: Joe Kelley
Super Doc Joe Kelley was a veterinarian near Madison, WI. He left a legacy of love, laughs, and generosity.
Brenna Kelley, daughter of Super Doc Joe Kelley, shares with us Dr. Joe's story and the children's book that was written about him.
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CheeseWheel: Making Tracks
The history of the Wisconsin "CheeseWheel" and the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter
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Hometown Hero: Mike Howe
The first one to show, the last one to go with smiles and laughs the whole way through. ALSA Wisconsin Chapter Volunteer Mike "Mr. Smiley" Howe, is our Hometown Hero this month.
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Demystifying ALS Research with Dr. Allison Ebert, PhD
Leadership Team Member & Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Ebert breaks down the challenges of finding effective therapies for ALS and how you can support the important work happening in her lab.
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Profile of Perseverance: Mark Kandel
Mark Kandel began experiencing indicator symptoms of ALS in 2011; falling, difficulty walking, loss of balance, spasticity in his right leg, and foot drop. In October of 2014, at age 59, he received his ALS Diagnosis at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Mark is now "66 years young" and attends the Froedtert Clinic working with Dr. Dominic Fee. Despite the abilities he’s lost, Mark’s focus is on the present and what he is still able to do to "keep fighting."
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