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Mills75
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The ALS Association, South Texas Chapter is kicking off its annual Walk to D'Feet ALS. I am planning to be a part of that Walk and I am asking you to join me in the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) by making a contribution in support of my Walk.

ALS is a fatal, neuromuscular disease, which attacks the motor neurons making even the simplest movements of walking, speaking and gesturing impossible. Ultimately the body becomes paralyzed, yet through it all, the mind remains unaffected.


The staff of the ALS Association helps families in their day-to-day struggle with ALS. They offer many crucial patient service programs, as well as fund cutting edge research worldwide. Funds raised from the Walk will support those programs.

Every ninety minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS. Please help by making a donation - large or small - to fight ALS. Donate online now by making a secure credit card donation.


http://walk.alsa-south-tx.org/site/TR?p ... px=1048822

Sincerely,
Jeffrey Michael Miller
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If support is needed, don't hesitate to reach out to friends, family, or professionals who can provide assistance. Be clear about what kind of support you require and communicate your needs openly. Remember, seeking support is a sign of strength, and there are people willing to help you through any challenges you may face.
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Muhammad Ali began slurring his words three years before his retirement from boxing and six years before being diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome at age 42. In fact, Ali's speech once slowed by 16 percent after completing 15 brutal rounds with Earnie Shavers in 1977, where Ali was struck by 266 devastating punches. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are linked to Parkinson's, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and ALS. CTE happens with boxers, American football players or others competing in contact sports. For these reason, I don't care much for sparring or fight competition in karate; the risk of brain injuries are too great. I prefer the school that practice movements either alone or with a partner, but moving so slowly that there's no danger.
https://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/ ... on-disease
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"Remember, seeking support is a sign of strength"

Completely agree. The difficulty is finding someone who are trustworthy, you feel comfortable talk to, and has the necessary knowledge to help. Finding someone skilled in your needs is extremely difficult seeing all the snake oil salesmen out there wanting to make a quick buck.
Erik

“Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.”
- John Adams
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