This is a short but important post for us. The father of the the fine and talented human who mastered our EP, Corey Schreppel, was diagnosed with ALS this past August, and his friends and family are helping to raise money to help pay for those crazy medical bills. If you have the means, please consider donating to the George Schreppel ALS Fund – it’s fast and easy and any little bit helps.
Below is some more info taken from his donation page:
“ALS is a terminal neuromuscular disease with no known cure. It affects voluntary muscles, eventually leading to muscle weakening, wasting, twitching, and an inability to move the arms, legs, and other areas of the body, including speech and breathing ability. While George still has his strength, symptoms are worsening, specifically affecting his ability to use his hands. Eventually, the disease will spread to his legs, and ultimately, his breathing.
George, 57 in January, lives in Williamsport, PA with his wife of 30 years, Tammy, and his daughter Brittany. His son and daughter-in-law, Corey and Danielle, reside in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Mansfield University and a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. George is an avid fly fisherman, enjoys early-80’s funk music (this is not a joke), and is the most dedicated father and husband a family could ask for.
The home George and his wife Tammy have lived in for nearly 30 years needs renovating to be ADA certified – mainly to add a first-floor bathroom with wheelchair access. The estimated cost for this renovation is between $9,000 – $12,000, with donated labor. Eventually, there will also be a need for a wheelchair and a handicap-accessible vehicle. Any additional funds raised will help with other miscellaneous medical expenses and procedures.
While we are all in good spirits and being proactive for the future, the immediate financial burden can be overwhelming and any help, even spreading the word, is appreciated more than you could ever know.”