Archive | August 2014

Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets

 

Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the goal of bringing care baskets to children who are battling for their lives against childhood cancer or other serious illnesses, as well as raising awareness for childhood cancer throughout the year. We realize that when a child is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it not only affects the child but the parents, siblings, and the rest of their family. For this reason, we strive to bring a “butterfly kiss” not only to the child who is ill, but to the siblings as well. Our hope is that we will provide a smile among the shattered world of life-threatening illness, and that we will rally a community to make a difference through the smallest acts of kindness.

 

For more information, click: Here

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What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

 

For more information and to donate to the ALS association click here: Donatealsnerves