There are treatments/surgeries, which seem to be effective for some, in early stages of the clinical trial process. These are not yet approved by the FDA and not available to the public. Some can be purchased "off-label" meaning they would not be covered by insurance. Some of these drugs can cost $20,000 - $60,000 a year. Additionally, much of the required care for an ALS patient is not covered by insurance. We are currently in a lawsuit with Blue Cross Blue Shield, which is attempting to take away our critical nursing coverage required for Eric’s survival. Without insurance, the care required costs hundreds of thousands of dollars per year out of pocket.

Your donation will go towards helping cover these medical expenses, as well as potential future uncovered expenses, related to ALS, which will improve Eric's quality of life. Thank you! 
How would you like to donate?

1) PayPal: PayPal payment to

a) Go to and login to to your PayPal account.
b) Click "Send Money" on the top banner.
c) In the “To (Email or mobile phone)” box, enter “”.
d) Enter the amount you wish to donate in the “Amount” box.
e) Under "What are you sending money for?", click the "I'm sending money to family or friends" button. If possible, use your PayPal balance or bank account to avoid paying a transaction fee.
f) Follow the prompts to complete your payment.

2) Chase QuickPay / Zelle: If you have a Chase account or a bank that supports Zelle, you can send your payments to under the name of Eric Von Schaumburg.

3) Check: You can also mail a check made out to Fight Like a Champion to:

PO Box 681532
Schaumburg, IL 60193

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