The Gift of Time

ALS Families

The ALS families we serve are the ties that bring Live Like Lou’s work together–just like the stitches on a baseball. Every day, new family members, caregivers, and people living with ALS reach out to the Live Like Lou Foundation for support.

Help around the house.

Financial support.

Camaraderie, dignity, and the gift of time with their loved ones.

Asia Jami, from Charlotte, North Carolina, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2016 when she was in her mid-20s. She registered with Live Like Lou because she needed help with light yard clean-up and organizing her garage. When she mentioned the hope of creating a backyard sanctuary to enjoy time outdoors, Live Like Lou’s volunteer, Chris Loschiavo, perked up.

Asia and Crew

Through Live Like Lou’s Connect and Serve program, matching ALS families with volunteers from Lou Gehrig’s fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, we proudly complete one-time or short-term projects in and around the homes of families affected by ALS.

Chris partnered with several other volunteers and Asia’s sisters and got to work. First up, a visit to their local Lowe’s. “Chris spoke to the local manager about my project, and he offered 50 percent off whatever we bought,” shared Asia. “I cried instantly because he didn’t have to, but I saved $400. We started at 11 a.m. and finished around 3 p.m.!”

Asia's Backyard Oasis

Your gift today supports programs like Live Like Lou’s Connect and Serve to help us make a difference for even more families like Asia’s.

Can we count on you to give a gift to help us complete these simple–but important–tasks for mighty ALS families? Seeing Asia enjoy her outdoor sanctuary was made possible by Live Like Lou’s volunteers and makes such a critical difference for families affected by ALS.

Your gift will be put to work right away.

Every day, an ALS family can spend more time together while Live Like Lou’s volunteers complete projects around their home. An ALS diagnosis affects the whole family, and it’s a journey they never expected to be on. Your gift today provides help, dignity, and the gift of time for these families while Live Like Lou takes care of household chores.

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