I was diagnosed with ALS in August 2017 after experiencing loss of movement in my right foot in early 2016. Since then, I have had increased difficulty with mobility. In so many unexpected ways, my life has changed.
I currently live in Boston Massachusetts with my three adult children. By far, they are the biggest accomplishment in life, and I am so very proud of each of them. We spend as much time as possible together as a family which includes our Silver Lab Lou.
After 24 years, I retired from my job at Apple Inc. in November 2020. My involvement in the ALS community is now my full-time job. I quickly realized there is so much work that needs to be done. As long as I am able, I will continue to do whatever I can to make ALS a livable disease.