For over 30 years, Cheryl Gallagher traveled the world as a flight attendant for United Airlines. From India to New Zealand, and Cambodia to Vietnam, she reveled in the opportunity to explore new places, take in fresh perspectives and immerse herself in the culture of others.
“That is until four years ago when I received the devastating news that shook me to my core – I was diagnosed with ALS,” says Cheryl.
“Navigating the everyday new normal and trying to figure out what I need now and in the future is difficult and daunting,” Cheryl explains. But she credits her friends, family and assistance from the Les Turner ALS Foundation for helping her “navigate through my daily routines.”
Since her diagnosis, Cheryl has become one of our most active Les Turner ALS family members through attending our annual Hope Through Caring Gala and rallying her team, CGal’s Pals, at the ALS Walk for Life every summer.
Cheryl’s experience living with ALS and her determination to adapt and shift mindsets made her an excellent, new addition to the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s Support Services Committee.
The Foundation’s Support Services Committee assists with strategic planning, evaluation of Support Services and clinic interface and educational programming. The Foundation relies on members to ensure our services remain responsive to the needs, priorities, goals and values of the ALS community.
“I hope to bring a fresh perspective on what it’s like living with ALS and how the Les Turner ALS Foundation can help those diagnosed with this disease.” There is no doubt in our minds that Cheryl will do just that!
To learn more about the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s Support Services, please visit our website.