Frank was energetic, hard working and always on the go. A man who wore many "hats" during his lifetime. Frank was looking forward to his retirement years with enthusiasm to accomplish yard work, build wishing wells, go fishing, visit his grandchildren more often and spend time working on his HO model railroad. ALS is a disease that requires constant daily attention to a person's ever-changing needs. Frank can no longer sleep in a regular bed, drive a car, dress independently, walk, stand, and is now losing his voice and having trouble swallowing food. ALS causes complications to simple diseases like the Flu, that can turn deadly for an ALS patient. ALS has stripped him of the freedom we all take for granted and the ability to really enjoy doing the things he once loved. Frank's family, friends and coworkers have raised money for 3 separate MDA walks under the team name All Aboard for ALS. Celebrities, sports heroes, political leaders and other public figures have raised over $100 million dollars for ALS via the Ice Bucket Challenge. Now it is time to help Frank and his wife Sandy, directly. While insurance has helped with many of the medical expenses, home improvements, prescriptions and treatments, daily ongoing caregiving that provided quality of life for Frank, is not covered. Frank's wife, Sandy (my sister) has chronicled Frank's brave fight on their Facebook page "All Aboard for ALS". All Aboard for ALS Frank's battles, fights with insurance, frustration with the medical community, poignant moments of the past 3 1/2 years and memories from loved ones are documented along with their own enviable love story. To all that read their story, no amount is too small to make a difference. Please consider helping.
Donations may also be sent directly to Sandy and Frank Hennis at 507 Centennial Ave, Normal, IL 61761