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The Impact ALS United Rocky Mountain had on Lionel and Terri Seim

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on The Impact ALS United Rocky Mountain had on Lionel and Terri Seim

There are not enough words of gratitude, to say how thankful my husband Lionel and I are, for the efforts of everyone at ALS United Rocky Mountain. From the time of diagnosis to his death 6 months ago, we were supported and comforted at every turn by different members of this wonderful team. If we…

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On The Wings of Sparrows Poem – A Journey of Hope by Patrick Williams

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on On The Wings of Sparrows Poem – A Journey of Hope by Patrick Williams

On The Wings of Sparrows Bound by movement.Bound by speech.Bound by the unknown and fear. I close my eyes and dream.The Ties that binds falls apart.And seek the flight of sparrows. To dance on the freedom of the wind.Not an eagle nor falcon.Sometimes overlooked but always there. Reality has a way of shaking up your…

Gary & Kate Van Houten Photo Together

Memories of Gary van Houten: A Railroad Enthusiast’s Journey

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on Memories of Gary van Houten: A Railroad Enthusiast’s Journey

Gary van Houten lived, loved and laughed to the fullest every day of his life. A long time railroad fan, many of our adventures were on trains, but we also took planes, boats, gondolas, and 2 European river cruises, which were some of the highlights of his life. His children, Billy and Emily, were the…

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Michael Cox’s ALS Journey

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on Michael Cox’s ALS Journey

My husband Michael has lived in Colorado most of his life. He worked in the oil industry before joining construction industry and working in every facet of construction roofing, siding, decking, remodeling and new construction. He was even the general contractor when we built our home in Florence in 2005. I met Michael on a…

Karen Bickett, ALS Hero, And Sandy Inspiring ALS Journey

Karen Bickett’s ALS Journey

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on Karen Bickett’s ALS Journey

I am a 71 year old woman, I have been with my wife, Sandy, for 35 years and legally married for the last 4 years. We have had a wonderful life together. We have enjoyed hiking, camping, travel, and birdwatching! We are lucky enough to have a fabulous network of friends and family. My symptoms…

Kristina's Walk Team Poem Photo By Karen Bickett

Walk on for Kristina

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on Walk on for Kristina

Walk on let the wind blow through your hairWalk on and show how much you careWalk on through the pain and sorrowWalk on today for there is no guarantee of tomorrow Walk on for strength and courage aboundWalk on for laughter and cheers all aroundWalk on through the smiles and the fearsWalk on with the…

Bryan with ALS and his wife Tammy Kroger Walking by faith not sight.

Tammy Kroger Sharing Bryan Kroger’s Story

July 26, 2023 Comments Off on Tammy Kroger Sharing Bryan Kroger’s Story

What was the beginning of ALS like for Bryan and you? What?? ALS?? I was thinking he just needed back surgery…. September 2020 our journey began with the diagnosis of ALS. Once we got the news, we called our three kids, we cried in the parking lot, we hugged each other in the parking lot,…

Jon Edy Faces of ALS

Jon Edy

July 26, 2023 Comments Off on Jon Edy

As a California native and recent transplant to Estes Park, I have been active my entire life. I was a body builder in high school and college as well as a martial arts instructor. In October of 2019 on a hunting trip, I tripped and fell numerous times. I knew something wasn’t right, and sought…

ALS Hero Ellen Alires Trujilo

Ellen Alires-Trujillo

May 18, 2023 Comments Off on Ellen Alires-Trujillo

I was diagnosed with ALS at the Mayo Clinic in October of 2020. I was later given the name the ALS United Rocky Mountain, formerly ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, to contact for support and services. I made the telephone call and received a return call quickly from Suzanne who spoke with me and provided…

Ron Bowman’s Inspiring ALS Journey

April 10, 2023 Comments Off on 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…