ALS – a disease that attacks regardless of gender, ethnicity or age

Although its official name is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, it is better known by three little letters – ALS … and Jamie Hingston, only in his early 40s, was recently diagnosed with the progressive condition that still, today, remains untreatable.

With a loss of income and a dire prediction, it is dark days for the young family of four but, fortunately, they chose Southampton in Saugeen Shores for their home, a community that always comes forward to help others.  Many have stepped up not only financially but physically to help with the unexpected changes to the home that will be needed as Jamie’s disease progresses.

Thanks to the generosity of many, the fundraising for the Hingston family of Southampton continues to grow toward its goal.

How does ALS work?  It is a dastardly disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that we are typically able to move at will. Over time, as the muscles of the body break down, someone living with ALS will lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe.

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