In 2019, Jude Mathews was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Jude–wife, mother, grandmother, composer, author, and educator–was told that ALS is rare and always fatal, marked by the gradual loss of the use of limbs and trunk, the ability to swallow and speak, and finally, the ability to breathe.
Jude retired due to her worsening symptoms, but she and her family are fighting. They constantly seek knowledge based on unusual cases of recovery from ALS. Jude has fought ALS by removing toxins, changing her diet, and targeting exercise, infusions, and supplements. She receives guidance from many sources, including nutritionists, pharmacologists, dentists, doctors, and physical therapists.
July 17, 2020
What a journey it’s been! Thanks to the generosity of all of you donors, we have already been able to purchase some items essential to my care and quality of life. A new dehumidifier has made the air more breathable in my bedroom. Special recording equipment has allowed me to begin voice banking, the process of recording in order to synthesize my voice for future use. I also plan to put these funds towards other things like supplements and physician visits not covered by Medicare. Due to my condition, and the need for social distancing, I rarely leave my home. But now, thanks to Help Hope Live donations, my family has begun planning more regular outings by renting a mobility van.
Other notable improvements in my daily living include:
-a state-of-the-art power wheelchair covered by Medicare
-significant homemaker hours for me and my husband, Shel, through the Department On Aging
-a regular meditation practice, which has helped me keep things perspective
The road ahead is long and winding, but you have certainly made my load lighter.
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July 27, 2020
I wish you all the best in this difficult journey. Marlene (targ brill)
July 26, 2020
If ever there was a fighter, it's you! Best wishes, Fay
June 29, 2020
Best wishes, Judith
June 25, 2020
Sending you lots of love, Jude!!! Hope this helps. ❤️❤️❤️ Carolyn