I am Caroline Tredway
a family member of someone we've lost to ALS
Nell said she wanted to make a difference as an ALS patient. Those of us who knew her -- and even those who didn't -- believe she succeeded.
When ALS took my sister Nell Tredway Hardy, the world lost a tremendous person. Nell was the youngest of five children, a mother of three boys and aunt to seven others, as well as one of the most spiritual, giving and loving people I know. She LIVED with ALS. She took cruises and traveled to the Rolex horse shows to watch equestrians perform feats that she always dreamed of doing. She was one of the pillars of her local Alcoholics Anonymous fellowship, composing messages on her Dynavox and playing them at meetings. Nell also spent hours composing columns about living with ALS on her device for publication in the local community paper. Before she lost her voice, Nell said she wanted to make a difference as an ALS patient. Those of us who knew her — and even those who didn’t — believe she succeeded.