In July 2019, my only sister and best friend, Holly Gross, was given news that nobody wants to hear: she has ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and there is no current cure.
Anyone who knows Holly knows she is an amazing mother, wife and friend. She loves life and most of all her 2 sons - Jake (20) and Nicholas (16).
Adding to the family's challenges, her husband Jim has been battling Parkinsons for more than 14 years.
(ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually lead to their death. There is no cure and the life expectancy is 2-5 years.
We are asking for donations to supplement their lost income (as Holly is unable to work) and help to pay for surmounting medical expenses, home health care, medical equipment (most of this NOT covered by insurance or Medicare), and things the boys will need.
**PLEASE DONATE THROUGH THE GO FUND ME LINK https://www.gofundme.com/f/holly-gross-als-dignosis
In addition to making a generous GoFundMe Donation, CARING BRIDGE offers other "ways to help" under the "Planner" where we have a sign-up calendar for meal donations: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/friendsofhollygross/planner
And if cooking meals is not your thing but you still want to contribute, feel free to donate GrubHub or UberEats gift cards! These growing boys burn lots of fuel growing and helping their momma! Other ways to help could be picking up groceries or even mowing the lawn. If you wanted to sponsor a task (such as weekly housecleaning), you can do that! Every bit of help is appreciated and needed.
On behalf of our family, we are touched by the outpouring of love and support. Your generosity is appreciated more than you know.