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Laura Kennedy

June Volunteer of the Month: Laura Kennedy

June 1, 2023 Comments Off on June Volunteer of the Month: Laura Kennedy

Some people volunteer for the ALS cause because they want to give back after receiving care. Some volunteer because they have witnessed the great need for increased research. The Chapter’s…

Larissa and her dad

Answering Your ALS Questions with Larissa Gibbons

May 30, 2023 Comments Off on Answering Your ALS Questions with Larissa Gibbons

Each month, a member of the Chapter’s experienced care team answers three questions about ALS and their role in supporting ALS families.     How did your personal connection to…

Vets for Vets Home Healthcare

May 26, 2023 Comments Off on Vets for Vets Home Healthcare

Shawn Carvin knows how to fight for himself and for others. As a Marine veteran who served in Desert Storm, Shawn served his country and served his fellow soldiers, looking…

Brenda and Children

May Volunteer of the Month: Brenda Hansen

May 1, 2023 Comments Off on May Volunteer of the Month: Brenda Hansen

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter covers a large territory, from Ocean City, NJ, to Tioga County, PA. Perhaps no volunteer has traveled as far to support our ALS mission as Brenda…

Maureen Reid

Answering Your ALS Questions with Maureen Reid, RN, BSN

May 1, 2023 Comments Off on Answering Your ALS Questions with Maureen Reid, RN, BSN

Each month, a member of the Chapter’s experienced care team answers three questions about ALS and their role in supporting ALS families.     May is ALS Awareness Month. What…

Kerstie Keebaugh

Welcome to Newest Chapter Nurse Kerstie Keebaugh

April 26, 2023 Comments Off on Welcome to Newest Chapter Nurse Kerstie Keebaugh

There is a new face at The ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Please help us welcome Kerstie Keebaugh, RN,…

Mitossis

Why Irene Walks to Defeat ALS

April 4, 2023 Comments Off on Why Irene Walks to Defeat ALS

I am Irene Mitossis, the middle child and daughter of Dimitra Mitossis, and I started Team Nektarios in honor of my mother. 2023 is the first time my family and…

Joan, Steve, Gail

Answering Your ALS Questions with Gail Houseman, RN, CNS-BC

April 1, 2023 Comments Off on Answering Your ALS Questions with Gail Houseman, RN, CNS-BC

Each month, a member of the Chapter’s experienced care team answers three questions about ALS and their role in supporting ALS families.     National Nurses Week is coming up…

Sawyers

April Volunteer of the Month: Lura Sawyer

April 1, 2023 Comments Off on April Volunteer of the Month: Lura Sawyer

Lura and Peter Sawyer understand the value of living every day to the fullest. They have made it a mission to ensure that every family affected by ALS can make…

Anne and Melissa

Answering Your ALS Questions with Anne Cooney, MSW, LSW

March 1, 2023 Comments Off on Answering Your ALS Questions with Anne Cooney, MSW, LSW

Each month, a member of the Chapter’s experienced care team answers three questions about ALS and their role in supporting ALS families.     What are some of the most…