Sad Family News
It is with much sadness that I must report on the condition of our daughter-in-law, Stephanie. Stephanie was recently diagnosed with ALS which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. She, unfortunately, was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of ALS which means her prognosis is six months to two years. It is unbelievable that a young woman of 31 years of age, with an 11-month old baby, is facing this fatal disease. It is heartbreaking. Stephanie is doing all she can to provide memories of herself for Maggie and her husband, John, and spends time each day recording thoughts and feelings for them to listen to after she has gone. She is trying to live life to the fullest and is being strong and determined for her family’s sake.
Linda’s experience with my situation is helping John cope with Stephanie‘s illness and he looks to her for emotional support. They find it surreal that they should both have spouses who need ventilators, suction machines, who have muscle weakness/decline, etc. Stephanie receives a lot of support from her family and friends and everyone is determined to be there for her throughout.
There has been a GoFundme account set up for Stephanie and if you so desire you can go to: https://www.gofundme.com/StephaniePolston and make a donation.
Despite my news I hope things are well with you and your family.