Support Services

Dan Nelson ALS Respite Fund

Sheila McCullough generously and thoughtfully established this fund in 2012 to honor the memory of her husband Dan and his first caregiver, Thea. “Thea is Dan’s older sister and the reason I wanted to put this fund together.” The Fund is designed to provide grants for short-term respite care for families with limited resources. Respite care provides the primary caregiver with time away from their care duties. This promotes well-being for both the caregiver and person with ALS and helps prevent caregiver burnout. Participants in the program also receive a visit from one of the Foundation’s ALS Support Services Coordinators.

For more information, to apply or for eligibility requirements, contact Judy Richman, RN, BSN, Director of Support Services and Education or call 847 679 3311.

Pictured: Dan Nelson and his sister, Thea. Dan passed away from ALS in January 2012.

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