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Ron Bowman’s Inspiring ALS Journey

Ron Bowman graduated from University with a degree in Physics and in Math.  He then spent 20 years in the United States Air Force.  Afterward, he became a Department of Defense contractor working as a Systems Engineer.  His hobbies were ballroom dancing, genealogy, traveling and researching American Indian tribes.  He loved coordinating social events with friends and church members.  Ron met his wife in 1990 when they were taking ballroom dance lessons and the rest is history.

ALS United Rocky Mountain, formerly ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, has been a blessing in our lives since Ron was diagnosed in 2021.  They provided educational classes, loan equipment to use as long as we needed, referred us to resources, provided monthly group support calls, and were and still are available for email, questions, phone calls, and emotional support.  We have used all of these resources and I don’t know what we would have done without them.

I used to think that ALS was a rare disease.  But as we’ve talked to people, very frequently the person had someone close to them who passed from ALS.  A parent, aunt, uncle or friend.  It’s much more prevalent than we realize and it’s a horrible disease.

My husband passed August 3, 2023 after a very courageous fight with this disease.

– Mrs. Ron Bowman

Ron Bowman’s story is one of courage, resilience, and the unyielding support of the ALS community. Graduating with degrees in Physics and Math, and serving 20 years in the United States Air Force, Ron’s life took an unexpected turn when he was diagnosed with ALS in 2021. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is more common and devastating than many realize. Ron’s battle with ALS highlighted the essential support and resources provided by ALS United Rocky Mountain. From educational classes to loan equipment and emotional support, the organization plays a crucial role in supporting ALS patients and their families. This page is dedicated to Ron Bowman’s inspiring journey, the importance of community, and the comprehensive care services offered by ALS United Rocky Mountain to those affected by ALS. Thank you Ron for sharing a part of you with the ALS Community.

~ ALS United Rocky Mountain

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