The willcut Family
Last year, we sponsored the Kramer family. Before Greg Kramer was diagnosed with ALS, he was an avid outdoorsman.
This year, we are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Willcut family. Kathy Willcut was diagnosed with ALS in 2014, and husband Brad was forced to quit his job to take care of her full time in April of 2016. Kathy and Brad have two sons, Conner, 20 and Ben, 18. Conner has decided to pursue economics and Ben is attending the University of Missouri. Though Kathy is paralyzed and has lost her speech, she can still smile and make noises. Kathy is cognitively fine, and has reconnected with many elementary school friends, and often has visitors. The family has left us all in awe at their strength and positivity, and we cannot wait to see all our community does to help the Willcut's, and the entire ALS foundation.
The ALS Association
Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease. The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.