Many who visit this website will be familiar and acquainted with me. For those who are not: My name is Todd Quinn. I am 38 years old. A husband, a father, a son, a brother, a friend, an accomplished craftsman, outdoorsman, athlete, aspiring artist/photographer. . . All of these and more. A kindred spirit to you who are taking the time to explore this story with me.
Unfortunately, what defines me at this point in my life is the disease I am afflicted with: ALS – commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Now, those who do know me, realize that there is much more to me than this horrible affliction. This website is and will be a testament to that. Forged on love, determination, and most importantly hope, this endeavor will be a confirmation of the man I am and not the disease attempting to conquer me. For this aspiration will be my triumph over a disease that I will not allow to vanquish the essence of me.
Join Us in Our Fight
A Huge Success!
The first event for Invite to Fight held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 was a glorious day and a stellar success; Thanks to the many in attendance and support . . .
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.