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Ted's Team | Melanie Lizotte

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Thank you for visiting my Falmouth Road Race® runner site. 

I am running the Falmouth Road Race this year in honor of my Uncle Ted and to support Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS).

Uncle Ted was the kind of guy that didn’t let anything get in his way. If there was a roadblock, he would put his mind to it and achieve that goal. He, very sadly, lost his battle with the disease just this past November.

ALS is a devastating disease that gives someone a typical life expectancy of three to five years from onset of symptoms. We were so lucky to have enjoyed Uncle Ted in our lives for the 6 years he lived with this disease. He was always very strong, was a good role model, and had a very positive attitude and outlook on life. He managed to accomplish so much and still enjoy life despite the obstacles of everyday life. I believe this was possible with the help of CCALS.

Compassionate Care ALS provided so much for my Uncle and his family, making each day just a little bit easier for them. This organization delivers many services and equipment such as, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.- things that may not be covered by insurance. Each product is offered on an individual basis- as the disease progresses so differently in each person. They even provide emotional support as well as workshops to teach caregivers and professionals about the best way to provide care for a person with ALS. This organization is especially important because there isn’t yet a cure for ALS.

I wish that I had participated in previous years to support the cause and so he could see me running to support him. But I know that he will be laughing his contagious and boisterous laugh as I try my best to make it to the finish line. By running the Falmouth Road Race with my two cousins, I hope to raise as much money as I can to help support this organization. This way, more people with the disease can benefit from the excellent services they provide, just as my Uncle had. Please help me by donating to such a wonderful cause.Please give generously and assist us in making a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS.



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