Baby Campbell out numbered ......  


On September 1st we lost our father, grandfather and great grandfather Bill to ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

We certainly thought our time frame would be longer but we soon found out that God had a different plan.

This is all of the grandsons after the funeral plus our baby Campbell. The grandsons were all truly honored to be pallbearers. It was by far the saddest day in our lives but we can also rejoice for new comfort that Bill has found. Words cannot express his absence but to know he is able to walk, golf, breathe and just be the man we knew is all worth the pain of missing him.

See you on the higher ground !!

What is ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease," 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. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed

We have such a blessed family !

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