Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your prayers and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Leslie was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gerhig's Disease) on June 4, 2014, but had symptoms nearly a year before. She went through a progression of braces, cane, walker, 3-wheeled scooter, and now has a motorized wheel chair. She has had two hours of morning homecare, and one hour at night since August 2016. Still, "It's a Beautiful Day" is her adage, and she emerges with that ever-radiant smile every morning after her morning session. She finds joy in each day, and her faith continues to buoy her spirits. She and husband Steve live in their home on the Columbia River In Camas, Washington, which they built in 2013.