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Allison Ferraro

New member
Joined
Feb 6, 2008
Messages
4
Reason
CALS
Diagnosis
01/2008
Country
US
State
New York
City
Levittown
Hi Everyone,

I know that I haven't been a regular CALS, But I have looked here for guidance in the past 10mths and have received many helpful information. Recently I asked around about traveling to Disney and received helpful information. While on vacation the day before we were going to end our vacation I found he had passed away in his sleep. All he wanted was to go on our first family vacation with our daughters 7&3 and see thier happy faces. He got his wish, he was very happy the 4days prior and monday night when he went to bed he said goodnight, I love you , and thank you for everything. And around 5:30 that morning he went in peace. I found him around 8am. He was diagnosed on 1/10/08, he was 32 yrs old. My heart aches for him and my girls. But I know his ALS is gone. We have grown together these past 10mths and I believe that it made both of us stronger for dealing with ALS. I have a long road ahead of me with raising our children. I know in my heart he will guide me. For I have his heart and the memory of him will live on in our girls. God Bless everyone who deals with this horrible disease.
 

BethU

Extremely helpful member
Joined
May 11, 2008
Messages
2,644
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
05/2008
Country
US
State
California
City
Los Angeles
Allison, I am so very sorry for your loss. It is tragic that someone so young was struck down by this disease. But the memories of those last happy days he spent with you and your children will nourish you for a lifetime, I know.

I wish you the best in the coming difficult days and months.

BethU
 

hopingforthebest

Distinguished member
Joined
Feb 20, 2007
Messages
355
Diagnosis
02/2007
Country
US
State
NJ
City
Mays Landing
Oh Allison, I am so very very very sorry for you and the children! May he rest in peace. Pray that you will have lots of family & friends to support you during this difficult time of grieving.

Patty
 

mwool

New member
Joined
Feb 11, 2008
Messages
5
Reason
Learn about ALS
Country
US
State
WI
City
Oak Creek
Allison I am sorry very sorry for your loss. Your husband was so young, but like my husband they are free from this horrific disease. Take care of yourself and those little girls. Maggie
 

kelly

Senior member
Joined
Oct 6, 2006
Messages
661
Country
US
State
ny
City
saratoga springs
Strength and Peace

Dear Allison,
I am seriously feeling your pain tonight. My husband is 41 and we have a 4 and 7 year old. I am so sorry for your families loss. I am so glad that your children's last couple of days with him were at such a magical place. Let's hope some of that magic can heal the pain ........in time. Please know my thoughts are with you. Fondly, KR
 
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brendapals

Senior member
Joined
Jul 6, 2008
Messages
953
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
06/2008
Country
US
State
any
City
any
Allison,
My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Your husband fought a brave battle, and I feel sure you and your girls are stronger today because of him. May God bless you as you continue your life's journey,
Respectfully,
brenda
 

Jeannie

Distinguished member
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
222
Reason
Loved one DX
Diagnosis
01/2008
Country
US
State
NJ
City
Vernon
Dear Allison
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. His ALS is gone but with that it took part of your heart as well. I am so sorry, my heart is broken for you and your children
Please take care of yourself.
In friendship
Jeannie
 

laurel

Very helpful member
Joined
Jul 19, 2007
Messages
1,431
Reason
DX UMND/PLS
Diagnosis
07/2007
Country
CA
State
BC
City
Vancouver
Allison I am so sorry to read this. I am glad he got his wish to go on vacation and see the happy faces of your children at Disney World. May God Bless you and your family.
Laurel
 

Al

Moderator emeritus
Joined
May 25, 2004
Messages
7,960
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
10/2003
Country
CA
State
On
City
NW of Toronto
Allison, I am so sorry for your loss.

AL.
 

kylisa

Distinguished member
Joined
Feb 11, 2008
Messages
195
Reason
Lost a loved one
Country
US
State
KY
City
Stanford
I am so sorry for your loss. My mother is in the later stages and I hope she goes as peaceful as your husband did. This disease is dreadful but so is anything else that takes our loved ones. So I pray you will have the courage and strength to carry on. I am sure that is what he would want for you and the children.

Your friend
Lisa
 

rick/Wpg

Distinguished member
Joined
Jan 4, 2008
Messages
149
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
02/2008
Country
CA
State
Manitoba
City
Winnipeg
Hi Allison...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
We are so happy that your husband was able to fulfill his dream of the vacation with you and the girls.
Sincerely
Rick & Joan
 

linray

Active member
Joined
May 21, 2008
Messages
56
Reason
Loved one DX
Diagnosis
3/2008
Country
US
State
NJ
City
Freehold
Allison,
I am so sorry for your loss. It is wonderful that your husband's at least got his wish to go to Disney with the children. He was so young....at least his ALS is gone...
Linda
 

chrismaya

Active member
Joined
May 23, 2008
Messages
44
Reason
Loved one DX
Country
US
State
NJ
City
So. Plainfield
My mother died in August due to ALS. My heart goes out to you. I have young children, and can only imagine what you are going through.
 

anneinma

Active member
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
66
Reason
PALS
Country
US
State
MA
City
barnstable
Dear Allison,

I had a similar situation with my dear husband who passed awy two days after we went to Mexico. I am sure your dear husband gave you and the kids that trip as a gift. My heart goes out to you but you hopefully can find some solace in that he is not suffering. It is such a horrible disease. My husband has been gone for five months and some days I still can't believe he's gone.

Your children will bring you strength. Hug them often and know your husband is helping you.
 

fiddleplayer51

Distinguished member
Joined
Mar 24, 2008
Messages
337
Diagnosis
03/2008
Country
US
State
VA
City
Harrisonburg
Dear Allison,
This is unbelievably sad. Your husband was so young.
I wish you strength and courage as you continue on. Your little girls will help
you to get through the days. Having the responsibility and care of them will
help you through the difficult lonely times.
There are many here thinking of you during this new chapter in your life.
All good wishes,
Jane
 
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