Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS) – otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Charcot’s Disease, and motor neuron disease (MND) – is a progressive neurogenerative disorder whose cure has yet to be found. It’s a particularly cruel condition as it targets only cells required for motion, but leaves cognitive and sensing cells completely intact. So, the sufferer is completely aware of the progression of the illness.
That’s the clinical description. My personal version is that I find myself with a disturbingly accelerated experience with this disease. In the past decade, I have known, or dear friends have known, people who have been diagnosed with ALS. For quite a while now, my intercessory prayers have consistently included someone who suffers from or has recently passed away from ALS. My heart is periodically stricken by this news and I feel the Spirit entering into the breaks.
The trek begins on 23 June and continues through 25 June. For more information and to donate go to Epiphany's Team page here