I’ve been bawling for an hour…I had not expected to have such a reaction. I was just going to tune in and see how it was going…so after a particularly prolific morning of journaling, I turned it on. With in 5 minutes I was blubbering like a snot volcano! I was overcome with gratitude for all the people nationwide who have given of themselves: from either a dollar at a vendors point of sale to businesses who have donated 10% of sales from particular events. The child performers got me in the gut. I’ll cop to needing a good cry but I must mention ~It took me completely by suprise.
I am connected to the telethon this year, I wrote a note to the emcee’s for their gift bag and I am an ambassador for the telethon and the news clip regarding my speechless speech will be featured on the telethon.
When I was at the end of my rope and had no insurance it was an MDA clinic that covered my medical tests and care before my diagnosis. As scary as the diagnosis of ALS was, the uncertainty of not knowing what was happening was a frightening abyss uncertainty led to fear which led to doubt…it was barely manageable. I will be forever grateful for the reach of the MDA and their committment to ALS research by supporting ALS-TDI the onlt non profit research facility solely devoted to finding a cure for ALS.