A Family Affair

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Like most events at the Gardner home in the western suburbs of Chicago it was a family affair. With the face masks in-place and appropriate social distancing, the Gardner family met us outside for what we’re lovingly calling a “front yard” visit.

When Robert Gardner was diagnosed with ALS in 2017 at the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, one of the first things he and his wife Geraldine did was turn to the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

“Cara and Julie, our ALS Support Services Coordinators, are terrific ladies! When we were at our lowest, they were always very inspirational to us,” shared Geraldine.

Geraldine and her family are recipients of a number of our support services, including our extensive grant programs and our support groups. While the groups are now virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic, having regular monthly discussions with her peers has been invaluable.

“Since we’ve been a part of the Les Turner ALS family they have met our every need!”

Families like the Gardners embody the spirit of what we do. We are so grateful to them and all the members of our Les Turner ALS family for partnering with us in their care.