In memory of Angela Hannon
someone we've lost to ALS
ALS did not giver her a reason to give up. Instead, it gave her a reason to live her life to the fullest and to love the people around her.
Think of the word strength. That’s the word that I would use to describe my mom. She was the strongest, bravest, most courageous person I have ever met.
My mother was diagnosed with ALS in the summer of 2014. My dad (Matt), my brothers (Brett & Ben), my grandma (Marlinda), and myself (Ally) were here primary caretakers. From the young ages of 12, 14, & 15, my brothers and I started taking care of my mother who had ALS. There were days that were so hard and exhausting. However, our love for our mom pushed us to give her the best care that we possibly could.
Our mom was a feisty, brave, kind, loving Italian woman that many people looked up to. Although she had ALS, this did not stop her from going on vacations to the beach, the lake, going to concerts, moms weekend at OU, and so much more. ALS did not stop her will to live. ALS did not giver her a reason to give up. Instead, it gave her a reason to live her life to the fullest and to love the people around her. She was such a strong woman who ALWAYS had a smile on her face. She is and always will be my biggest role model.
Unfortunately our beautiful mother passed away in December of 2019. Our hearts break without her here, but we are comforted knowing that she lived a life so graciously through her words and actions. We want to share her story to others and spread awareness of this unfortunate disease. We love our momma so much and hope this story gives you encouragement to live your life to the fullest, and hug your loved ones just a little longer. Thank you, -Ally.