There are two ways to react when you’re given the death sentence that is ALS. You can admit defeat and wait for the disease to take its inevitable toll. Or, you can follow Jim Eutizzi’s example, and fight it every step of the way.

 

Diagnosed with ALS in 2007 at the age of 44, Jim is a father of four who was happiest when playing ball with his kids or competing in his adult hockey league. As the disease progressed, he lost his competitive ability, but not his competitive drive.

 

He refused to give into ALS, and became a tireless advocate of ALS awareness and research funding. His extraordinary efforts even won him the Lawrence A. Rand Prize, awarded to the special few who demonstrate the utmost courage, passion and commitment in serving the causes of the ALS community. In Jim’s mind, it far surpassed the many sales awards he had won in his business career.

 

It’s for fighters like Jim, who are spreading the word about ALS while also struggling with its relentless daily challenges, that we ask you to donate to the ALSA Wisconsin Chapter on Giving Tuesday — in hopes that their efforts will not be in vain.

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You can learn more about Jim Eutizzi’s ALS journey and achievements here:

 

Jim’s Journey With ALS (blog)

 

“The New Normal” Video

 

Lawrence A. Rand Prize Press Release

 

Lake Country NOW News Article

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