I am Guillermo “Gill” Garcia
a U.S. military veteran living with ALS,
living with ALS
Today, I may be fighting for my life. But I know I’m not alone. I have my family of service members, I have patients and veterans living with ALS, and I now have you.
When I was diagnosed with ALS, I turned to my community for support. That community included my family, my friends and my brothers and sisters who fought alongside me in the United States Armed Forces. I am not alone. For still unknown reasons, those who have served in the military are twice as likely to develop ALS. So today, 1 in 6 ALS patients will have served in the military. That’s why we’ve been working so hard for more federal funding and together achieved doubling the funding for a Department of Defense-led ALS research program — from $10 million to $20 million. But we can’t stop there. We need you on our team now more than ever! I’m sharing the link to a video that I am honored to be a part of. It includes me and four fellow veterans living with ALS. We represent an entire community that fought for our country and now fight for our lives. Being veterans, we understand the strength in numbers and know how to fight as one. So, will you join us? Will you watch this video, share it and then ask five of your friends to do the same? Click here to share this video on Twitter. Click here to share this video on Facebook. Today, I may be fighting for my life. But I know I’m not alone. I have my family of service members, I have patients and veterans living with ALS like Norman, Yvette, and Matt by my side, and now I have you. So watch out, ALS. We’re coming for you. Thank you for being in this fight.