When Kristin Sedate’s father was diagnosed with ALS in 2014, she stepped in to serve as one of his primary caregivers. Read her story about their journey through ALS and what your donations meant to their family.
Sha Groves lost her husband Greg to ALS in 2014, but continues to be involved with ALS Texas to help those currently battling this disease. Read her story about their journey with ALS and how Buffalo Wild Wings stepped in to help.
Robert Gregory Groves, better known as “Greg,” was a lovely man. From our first introduction, he seemed very quiet. He loved to observe and was quite the jokester. He started his career at Buffalo Wild Wings in November 2005 as an Assistant General Manager in Rosenberg, Texas. He worked his way up to General Manager and then was eventually promoted to Regional Manager. The company was under huge growth at the time, and he knew he had found his home. He was responsible for opening up several locations in Houston and the surrounding area.
Bonnie Walsh has served the ALS Association of Texas in different roles since March 2003. She currently serves as the Regional Development Manager for the Southwest Region of the state, managing two Walks to Defeat ALS and Battle ALS with Flowers, as well as other development activities. Read her story about her time with the Chapter and how it’s affected her life – both professionally and personally.
David Cabe was diagnosed with ALS in 2015 and is an active participant in the Austin Walk to Defeat ALS as part of his team, Cabe’d Crusaders. Read about what participating in the Walk means for him and his battle with ALS.
As many of you know, I have ALS. This is a devastating disease. By the time I was diagnosed, it had already robbed me of the ability to walk unaided and was relentlessly taking away the ability to use my hands, swallow, speak, and breathe. But just knowing where to turn after my diagnosis was almost as daunting and overwhelming as the disease itself.
Steve Morse has been with the ALS Association of Texas for nine years, serving in various capacities. Read his story about how he got involved, the impact of his work in his life, and his vision for the ALS community in Texas.
I went to school to study psychology and always thought I would be a psychologist. But when I finished my bachelor’s degree, I was ready to be done with school for the time being. I went to work for a brain injury rehab clinic and helped people who had had traumatic brain injuries from strokes, car accidents, or other head trauma. It was the first job that I had where I could apply what I learned in school. After that, I went into the mental health field working for a company that cared for people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Our goal was to keep them out of the psychiatric hospital – to teach them about medication management, how to live in a community with other people, and how to manage their mental health issues.
My name is Ernie Worth. I am a 38-year-old husband, a father of three, and an ALS patient.
For months leading up to my diagnosis last fall, I had been experiencing speech difficulties. For me, this was very strange, as I have always enjoyed giving presentations, public speaking, and the like. It started out subtly, and gradually got worse as time went by. I was also rapidly losing weight, and since I have always been very physically fit and health-conscious, the physical change was quite obvious and disturbing.