Monday, May 27, 2013

US Military Veterans and ALS...

Did you know that our military veterans are more likely to be diagnosed with ALS than those who have not served?  Studies show that veterans in the United States, regardless of which branch of military they have served in or whether they served during a time of peace or combat, are twice as likely to suffer the debilitating affects of Lou Gehrig's Disease than those who have not served.

On Memorial Day we remember and honor all of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for their service and their sacrifice.  Being a member of the military is more than a job; it is a calling, a tradition, a lifestyle, a family.  My deepest appreciation and gratitude go out to all who have served, and to their families who love and support them, wherever they may be.

Please take a moment to read the story of retired Air Force Technical Sergeant David Masters who is living with ALS, fighting this new battle for his life on the home front.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for bringing this to the attention of your readers. It continues to shock me how many individuals, in all walks of life, are being diagnosed with this devasting disease. You have made a commitment to make a difference, and every day, you are doing just that. Thank you.