Category: ALS

My 2016 New Year's Resolution Realized - The ALS Jeep Raffle Wrap-Up

My 2016 New Year's Resolution Realized - The ALS Jeep Raffle Wrap-Up
Last night, over dinner, a dear friend asked me about the conclusion of the 2016 Jeep Raffle that I sponsored to raise money for my sister-in-law, Vicki, who has been battling ALS since August 2014.  It occurred to me, as I recounted the dramatic ending to the raffle over dinner — and the fact that... Read more »

Mango Tango Jeep Raffle Countdown

Mango Tango Jeep Raffle Countdown
On January 1, 2016, I made a bold commitment.  No, not a resolution.  Resolutions, I have learned, last a few weeks.  With a commitment, there is no turning back. I committed to raffle off my Mango Tango Jeep Wrangler to raise money for my sister-in-law who was diagnosed with ALS in August of 2014. Today... Read more »

Open Letter to Jim Moyer of Fields Jeep (Chrysler, Dodge and Ram)

Open Letter to Jim Moyer of Fields Jeep (Chrysler, Dodge and Ram)
How do you thank someone when they do something selfless on an epic scale?  Very publicly. In early January, I cold-called my favorite Jeep dealership, Fields Jeep (Chrysler, Dodge and Ram, too) to ask for a HUGE favor.  Having just launched my Jeep Raffle to benefit my sister-in-law Vicki who suffers from ALS, it occurred... Read more »
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Raffling Off Something I Love For Someone I Love

Raffling Off Something I Love For Someone I Love
This is by far the hardest post I have ever written.  I have typed and deleted.  Typed and deleted.  Tonight, I sit at my keyboard again, still at a loss for words. As many of you know, my blogs have been sporadic this past year because a terrible tragedy has befallen my family.  A health... Read more »

ALS Diagnosis Is Like Having A Bucket Of Ice Dumped On You

Last summer when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was in full swing, I witnessed friends, and friends of friends, participating in the challenge and posting their hilarious and inventive ice bucket videos on Facebook.  But for my family there was no laughter involved in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, because, at that same time, my sister-in-law of twenty-five... Read more »