Charlie and Lucy Wedemeyer were living The American Desire in Los Gatos, California in 1977 when he was identified as having Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, an incurable and terminal disease additionally referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Provided one to 3 years to live, Charlie and Lucy made a decision to fight the condition with their faith and like rather than make programs for the finish of Charlie’s existence. Although the one-time university football star quickly became totally paralyzed and was placed on 24-hour existence support, he continuing to coach his senior high school football group while both he and Lucy started encouraging and educating others about the condition. Their monumental faith, like, and courage allowed them to determine the Charlie Wedemeyer Family members Outreach for support of ALS victims and their own families, and the few travelled the globe for 33 years spreading their faith in God, joy of existence, and triumph over adversity.
The average life span for a person identified as having ALS is between two and five years, with the condition progressing rapidly since it attacks the motor neurons and causes muscle wasting. Based on the USA National Institute of Wellness, total paralysis will happen within two to five years. Although the patient’s brain is unaffected, he’ll struggle to move or breathe individually and can require home healthcare or nursing home positioning to be able to live. Approximately 5000 folks are diagnosed with ALS in the usa each year.
Although Charlie passed on on June 3, 2010, Lucy Wedemeyer continues their battle against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. She’ll maintain Denver, Colorado as a presented speaker at the Going to Angels National Meeting from June 27 to June 30, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Denver to provide her seminar “Coping with ALS for 33 Years.”