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ALS Fundraiser in Lackawanna County in Memory of Employee

JESSUP — A business in Lackawanna County held its own ice bucket challenge on Tuesday to help in the fight against ALS.

Dempsey Uniform and Linen Supply in Jessup held the fundraiser in memory of James Cavil, the husband of a Dempsey employee who passed away in June after a long battle with ALS. 115 more words


On Vacation with ALS

Here I am vacationing with ALS.  On the trip east our van was packed with a rolling shower chair, a Sara Stedy, and a Hoyer lift.   453 more words


16. Get Your Own Bed, Goldilocks

Sometimes sleep can be elusive, especially if you are dealing with a serious illness. These days it seems like almost everyone has trouble sleeping . Just look at all of the TV commercials for mattresses to help you sleep, There are adjustable mattresses that separately adjust the firmness of the mattress and even raise and lower at the top and bottom of the mattress, allowing both people using the bed to customize for their own comfort. 329 more words


A look back at social media's finest moment: The Ice Bucket Challenge

Three summers ago, a beautiful movement took the internet by storm: The Ice Bucket Challenge.

Pete Frates was a former baseball player diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.   321 more words

Did the Ice Bucket challenge really help?

(this photo is from the Phoenix Convention Center just before Comicon started this year.  In this post, it represents the complete lack of giving in the United States)I have been thinking about the ALS Ice Bucket challenge lately. 904 more words

August 20, 1938 Lucky Man

The Lane Tech High school baseball team was at home on June 26, 1920.  10,000 spectators had assembled to watch the game at Cubs Park, now Wrigley Field.  790 more words