To help Harv click here to donate: GoFundMe
On this journey, Harv has 2 goals: 1) to help others who are suffering from ALS and related diseases, and 2) to stay as healthy and strong as long as possible, in order to help others. Yea, she’s kinda cool that way. Here’s her plan for handling the donations. Initially, in classic Harv style, she was 100% un-selfish and thought she could use her condition to fund research and the local ALS Clinic. When her friends reminded her that she has expenses too, and will soon not be able to work, she agreed to a 75%/25% split, only keeping 25% of all donations for her own expenses. However, the professionals who have worked with ALS patients have advised Harv that this should really be a 50/50 split, due to the incredibly high expenses that Harv is going to have.
In Cincinnati the UC Health ALS Clinic provides a wealth of services and support for people with ALS. Your donations help fuel research as well as provide equipment and supplies for people with ALS. That ice bucket challenge thing was great, and filled the money-bucket for the ALS Association. But locally, patients still need your help. More importantly, clinical trials need to be funded so that doctors can find better treatments and a cure. Whenever you attend a “Harvination” event, 50% of all donations and funds raised will go to this cause.
You can also donate directly to UC here: http://bit.ly/HarvinationUC
UC Neuroscience Institute, Neuromuscular Disorder Center 4 ALS Clinic Fund
PO BOX 670570
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0570
The reality of all this is – there are expenses, lots of them. On top of the normal bills, Harv will need funds to cover medical supplies, equipment, and treatments not covered by insurance. Harv wants to try anything and everything to prolong her time here and improve her quality of life. Most importantly, if she tries something and it works, that can help other ALS Patients. She wants to eat healthy, and in our world, eating healthy is not cheap. And then there’s that bucket list. Harv has always been such a giving person, and never asks of anything from anyone. So it’s our duty as her friends and family to band together to take this worry off of her mind. You can donate directly to Harv any time through the GoFundMe account. Whenever you attend a “Harvination” event, 50% of all donations and funds raised will go directly to helping Harv with her personal expenses.
If you ask any of her friends, helping Harv is our #1 priority. And Harv’s huge heart and amazing strength is what inspires us all to do more and help others. Whether it’s a little or a lot, a few bucks or a prayer, whatever you can do, we thank you for making a difference in Harv’s life and the lives of those with ALS.