NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The family of New Canaan resident Ann Depuy has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs of her diagnosis of ALS.
In a post at the GoFundMe page, her family said Depuy was diagnosed with bulbar onset ALS in early 2013. She has been slowly progressing through the disease and has since far exceeded the general life expectancy of someone with the same affliction.
While this is great news, her expenses have been climbing as her disease progresses.
So far, Depuy's GoFundMe page has raised $40,396, but its goal is to hit $300,000. To make a donation, click here.
On the GoFundMe page, her family wrote "Ann has recently, within the past month, been required to have a tracheotomy and now requires constant attention to keep her airway open and functional. This is not a task she can do herself as she is now starting to lose control of fine motor skills in her hands."
"A full time aide who specializes in ALS patients with a tracheostomy is now required," the family continued. "Needless to say, this sort of care is expensive and the family is already stretched after two years of care and hospital visits."
"We are reaching out to you, loved ones, friends, family, strangers and anyone who can find it in their heart to help us keep Ann happy and healthy while she continues to fight this affliction. We all hope for a cure and want Ann to be with us for as long as she can."
The Needs Clearing House has also established a fundraising page for Dupuy. One of the visions of the Needs Clearing House is to match the needs of charitable organizations and individuals; with the individuals, businesses and other charities willing and able (in whole or in part) to meet those needs.
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