Team Hilliard ALS Research
Please Help Us Strike Out ALS! Just a few months before his anticipated retirement and dream of perfecting his golf game, my precious husband, Jim Hilliard, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Words no one ever wants to hear and words that have now changed our lives forever. The news is devastating, but we have a strong will to fight and an even stronger faith in God. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is devastating. It slowly kills the body’s motor neurons, paralyzing every muscle in the body until patients lose their ability to walk, talk, eat, and eventually breathe. Today, there is no cure. Life expectancy is 2-5 years.