Ismail’s ALS walk team, Ismail’s Supporters, will be participating in two of the ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS events this year: the Ventura/Santa Barbara County Walk on Sunday, October 4, and the Los Angeles County Walk on Sunday, October 18.
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Although the life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis, Ismail has been living with ALS for 30 years. The disease has robbed him of his ability to move his arms and legs, to talk, to eat, even to breathe on his own.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
How You Can Help
Just click on one of the links below to make a donation or to join Ismail’s Supporters for one of the Walk to Defeat ALS events in October. You can also sign up to be a virtual walker or make a donation in support of Ismail’s team.
Ismail and Cheryl hope to see you at one of these events!