Ana Doonan (Aguilar)

First post: Aug 16, 2022
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Earlier this year, Ana started not feeling well.  After her exhausting trip to Venezuela to say goodbye to her beloved father, Ana continued not feeling well and the pain persisted. At first, she thought it was due to her grief, the sleepless nights and long travel days. As the days went by, her symptoms did not improve.  Sadly, in spring 2022, Ana was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. There is no cure for ALS, it is a terminal disease. 

Since her diagnosis her symptoms have progressed pretty quickly.   She is in a lot of pain and discomfort due to spasms in her back and legs. Some days it is difficult for her to talk or text people.  She is now at the point where she needs help with basic daily tasks. 

Ana is a woman of lots of faith and finds lots of comfort, grace and strength in God during this ALS journey. We ask that you keep her, her family, friends and care providers in your thoughts and prayers.

We also ask to please, consider a donation to help them out.  All funds raised will help Ana and her husband Marc make their home wheelchair accessible and pay for nursing help at home. Marc has been trying to juggle working full time to maintain income for living and being a full-time caregiver. ( or Send)  or send check to: Marc Doonan, 6345 West River Dr NE, Belmont, MI 49306. 
Please note that Caring Bridge will solicit donations that appear to be on behalf of Ana and her family. These donations directly support and are not affiliated with the Doonan family.

Ana and Marc welcome any communication, please understand that it may take them a while (if at all) to respond to your email, phone call or text (text is preferred).