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My name is Teresa Gray and I live at 107 Ladykirk Lane. You may have seen me walking my miniature Schnauzer around the neighborhood. Three years ago this December, I was diagnosed with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. This is a rare progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis and ultimately respiratory failure which results in death. The average lifespan of an individual diagnosed with ALS is 3 years so I count myself a very fortunate and blessed person.
When I received my diagnosis, as someone who had been healthy their entire life, I was in shock and can only sum up my reaction as the school librarian I was at the time with this quote from Alice In Wonderland, ”I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
I do my best to live each day to the fullest and thank God for all the many blessings I do possess and feel that He has repurposed me to help others with ALS and other neurological diseases. I was instrumental two years ago in raising funds with Wade Hampton High School and other organizations which helped open South Carolina’s first and only ALS Clinic,which serves to allow patients to see all the doctors and specialists they need in one day in one location which becomes increasingly important as the disease progresses and the patient’s mobility decreases.
I am currently serving on the steering committee of the Greenville Polo Classic Greenville Health System. Each year the Polo Classic benefits a different neurological illness such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, epilepsy, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease among others. This year, money raised at the event will go to purchase technology and equipment for ALS patients, which is not covered by insurance.
Believing in the generous nature of people and their genuine desire to help, I am writing to ask you to please visit the Greenville Polo Classic 2016 link, ghsgiving.org/polotributes, and click on the Donate button. For a minimum donation of only $25 you can have a sign posted on the field which honors or memorializes someone you love or care about that has been or is affected by a neurological disease. The deadline is October 14. Why do I do this? I do what I do because while ALS may get the better of me, it will never get the best of me and giving empowers me.
Bryant McGill stated, “If you want meaning in your life, you must give your life meaning.” I will continue to try to be a voice for those with ALS and other neurological diseases as long as I have a voice and even when I do not. Please join me in this worthwhile endeavor and reach out to help others. Thank you.