Any illness can be hard on a family, but one with no cure or treatment, even worse.
You can hear from what Alex said during his radio talk and with his speech at the walk, that ALS had a great impact on his in-laws.
I speak from personal experience of how it affects the caregivers and the family, while seeing a loved one suffer, helpless and deteriorating daily. It rips your heart out and it affects you even after that person passed.
You also feel like you lost part of your own life during that time of their suffering. And for me even the recovery afterwards, is filled with tears and memories of the good times as well as the bad times……
(Thank you to Addicted to Alex for the wonderful find)
Part of the therapy for families after they lost that loved one, might come from involving themselves in helping others who may be suffering from what they have gone through. It seems like that it is something that the late Vi Jones-Medusky’s family (Alex’s in-laws) is doing. They want to help the people in their community to ease the suffering, by being involved with the ALS cause in Hawaii.
Even from that Radio interview and the speech, we could also hear, how seeing his own mother helping those who can’t help themselves made an impact on Alex as a young boy.
For me it is therefore wonderful to see how they involve their own boys with charity events. The whole family participating and having fun to raise money and awareness for a desperate cause.
Link to the transcript from the radio talk:
It is clear from what Alex said, that most of the money raised through this Walk, goes directly into providing a better live for the ALS sufferers in Hawaii.
Although everybody would like a cure, the immediate needs of the sufferers are always foremost. Physical care is hard, but without money and equipment to do it, it is even worse!
A big THANK YOU to everybody who participated in giving through donation towards the #WalkToDefeatALS !!
We are proud to see the names of our Alex-friends and also visitors from here on the blog, on the lists of those who gave.