Who is Embracing Life Through Love?
Embracing Life Through Love exists to support, educate, and embrace families living with terminal diseases, primarily ALS - also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Founded in 2010 by Megan Durgan, we work with passion to bring patients and their families hope and help them heal, emotionally and spiritually, after their devastating diagnosis. A terminal diagnosis effects the entire family, so we provide support for the entire family, not just the patient! We work tirelessly to bring awareness of ALS to our local communities, and raise funds to help patients all over the country.
The founding Board of Directors; from L - R:
Jackie June - cALS, Matt June - pALS, Megan Durgan - Founder, and Pete Delvecchio - Director
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, named after the Hall of Fame Yankee baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 1930. ALS is a rapidly progressing, debilitating, neurological disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in muscle weakness and atrophy. As a result, the muscles begin to waste away causing paralysis. There are currently very few places for ALS patients and their families to turn to for help and resources as they battle this disease. Since Lou Gehrig’s diagnosis, there has been little advance in research. There is currently no known cause, and no known cure.