We’ve added to it in the list below.
- a $10 donation is enough to pay for a drinking cup to help with easy swallowing.
- $10 could also buy someone a button hook or a zip grip, enabling them to get dressed independently.
- $15 would pay for a bath sponge with an easy-grip flexible handle to assist with bathing
- $25 buys a smart plug. Smart plugs allow a person living with ALS to have more control over their surroundings, while increasing their comfort and independence.
- $25 can buy an LCD writer (or “boogie board”) to allow someone to communicate through writing electronically
- $40 will purchase a voice amplifier to help patients with ALS to project their voices and reduce fatigue.
- $45 can pay for a wide base walking cane to assist mobility
- $50 provides two hours of invaluable in-home care. The ALS Association’s staff provides education, training on the use of equipment, and supportive counseling regarding patient care options and end-of-life planning.
- $70 covers the price of a safe and sturdy bed rail to help someone sit up or move in (or from) their bed.
- $100 pays for the delivery of medical equipment at no charge to the patient.
- $200 would buy someone a portable bedside commode.
- $250 would cover roundtrip transportation with a wheelchair to a medical appointment.
- $500 is enough to pay for a rolling shower chair to assist with bathing and toileting,
- $1,000 would purchase a voice bank system, which digitally records a patient’s voice and different phrases, to synthesize speech in later life.
- $2,000 covers a eye-tracking device, which enables the patient to communicate.
Just imagine if we were able to raise enough between us to fund a communication device, and help someone continue to interact with their loved ones.
Thanks to the ALS Association for making this information available. You can also download a one page chart with the same information.
If you’re able, and you’re enjoying Daily Dose Day, I’d be so grateful if you’d consider making a donation to support their work. It helps fund their research, and takes us a step closer to that cure. There’s an easy way to donate through the button on this page, or via our Justgiving page (the button just takes you to the same place).
Thanks so much.
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