Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ice bucket updates...

Because of the money raised during the ice bucket challenge, the Minnesota / Dakotas chapter for ALS is able to eliminate the waiting list for the Durable Medical Loan Pool as well as the Hrbek-Sing Communication and Assistive Device Program.

How cool is that?

The Loan Pool is an incredible resource for people who can't afford all of the "stuff" required because of this disease.

Whether a hospital bed, bathroom equipment, walker or wheelchair, the Loan Pool offers people with ALS this stuff for free.

Just a little known fact:  Kent Hrbek's dad died from ALS.  Kent partnered with Larry Sing, an ALS Association board member who also died of ALS, to create the Hrbek-Sing program which provides equipment to people with ALS who've lost their ability to verbally communicate

More info:. http://webmn.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=MN_8_PS_Communication_Program_Page

What an incredible gift!  Thanks to all those who contributed to an ice bucket challenge, who contributed to our fundraiser back in September and those who contributed to our ALS walk.  It's so great to see this money at work in an immediate way.

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