Social distancing and shelter-in-place has quickly become the new normal for many people over the past few weeks, especially for people with ALS because they are considered high-risk. People with ALS can already feel isolated, as ALS can rob them of their mobility and ability to communicate, but now they are even more isolated as they try to keep safe in the face of a pandemic. With everything going on in the world today, so many people with ALS need of words of encouragement, hope, and the knowledge that we’re all in this together.
We are launching a campaign called #ALSinthistogether to bring the ALS community together to share messages of love and support. This can be an inspiring quote, a photo of an act of kindness, a video message of encouragement, or anything you can imagine conveying hope.
Starting April 20th, we’re challenging you to share your message of hope using #ALSinthistogether and show Texans with ALS that we are here for them, no matter what. Join us.
Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- If you’re a person with ALS or a caregiver, share how you are being supported by your loved ones.
- Draw an inspirational quote in chalk on your sidewalk and take a photo to share.
- Record a video of yourself telling a loved one with ALS that you are thinking of them.
Get others involved!
- Encourage your neighborhood to put up signs of support in their windows for your loved one with ALS and share photos of their signs.
- Ask your friends and family to record and share personalized video messages for a loved one with ALS
- Post your message of hope on your favorite social media channels and include #ALSinthistogether.
- At the end of your post, challenge your friends and family to create their own message of hope using the #ALSinthistogether.
We will be featuring #ALSinthistogether posts throughout the campaign. Please follow us @alstexas if you don’t already, and you might see yours!
We hope you will join us to inspire hope and let people with ALS know that we’re all in this together!