Eric Von Schaumburg's Fight with ALS
On the night of June 19, 2013, Eric was diagnosed with
Everything began a few months prior when he noticed his speech beginning to slur. He eventually was referred to a neurologist. After examining an MRI and blood work, the doctor found no abnormalities. The doctor's diagnosis was based on Eric's
Although there is no cure for ALS, there have been tremendous breakthroughs in recent years that may help slow down and even reverse progression of the disease. Because these treatments are still in clinical trial stages, we have participated in 2 trials and are now looking into other treatment options. Many of the experimental treatments and surgeries, as well as top of the line equipment for quality of life improvement, are not covered by insurance and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
We have and will be holding future fundraisers to help cover Eric's medical expenses. We will continue to update everyone through this website and through our Facebook page. Check the Battle Updates section for
The support Eric and our family have received from everyone so far has truly been unbelievable! Thank you all!