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For 39 years, helping people with ALS (pALS), their families,
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Support Team Zeps in the Walk 'n Roll for ALS: 2017

  

Donors:

  • Vicky Leparskas:
    Love you
  • Audra and Matt Iadipaolo:
    You have an entire team behind you to support you!
  • Edmund Leparskas:
    We are rooting for you each and every day.
  • Joanell & Matt Iadipaolo:
    Joe and Jane, we think of you both daily, with prayers for strength and courage. Thank you Team Zeps !
  • Zita Bersenas-Cers:
    Praying for a cure for ALS. Best of luck on the walk! Go Team Zep!
  • Paul/Darnell Hetu:
    Joe & Jane We are always thinking of you and it is a pleasure to do anything we can to support you.
  • Rachelle Melczek:
    Thinking of you, and offering my support.
  • Alma Sventickas:
    Sending hugs and prayers..Alma and Ed
  • Wendy Ascione-Juska:
    Sending our love and support ~Paul and Wendy
  • audra holdorf:
    go team zeps!
  • Aldona Sonta:
    Love, prayers and hugs - Aldute ir Kestutis
  • Matt & Jen Brazys:
    You're in our thoughts and prayers, go Team Zeps!!!!! ~~ Matt & Jen
  • Harry Burt:
    For my friend Joe and in honor of my father Joe Burt that passed from ALS in 2005
  • Kazys Adomkaitis:
    Sekmes!
  • Vitas and Danute Sirgedas:
    Wish we were in town to walk with you. God bless you.
  • Liz Dachs:
    Thank you for welcoming me into the family. I am honored to walk for such a great man and family.
  • Justin Vaiciunas:
    Dad, I'm sorry I couldn't it. I wish I could. Love you.
  • Reggie &Richard Goebel:
    Joe we will be with you & team Zep in spirit
  • Linda Horton:
    Go Team Zeps!

Juozas "Joe" Vaiciunas was diagnosed with Bulbar onset ALS December 2017.  Joe is a boisterous guy who loves to socialize, tell a good story, make others laugh, lend a helping hand, enjoy a good meal with a high ball, then tell another story again.  He spent most of his career as a successful professional photographer specializing in weddings and most recently as Administrator of Divine Providence Catholic Church.  His greatest and proudest accomplishments are his sons Justin and Matt.  He loves to brag about them and his face beams any time he speaks of them  He has been happily married to my mom, Jane, for 12 years.  This union brought him 4 step children, 2 step son in laws, 1 step daughter in law, and 9 step grandchildren.  Joe is also blessed with a sister, niece and nephew, cousins, aunts, uncles, and many friends.

Joe has always played an active role in the Lithuanian community.  He has worked for the Lithuanian Catholic Church, worked at Camp Dainava, ran the Lithuanian Life Detroit web page, and most recently founded Lithuanian World Zep day. (Pasaulio Cepelinu Diena)  Zep day  is now recognized and celebrated internationally every Super Bowl Sunday. 

Joe's diagnosis of Bulbar onset ALS was a devastating blow to the family.  He has lost his ability to speak and is now losing his motor skills as well.  Honestly it is horrifying to watch someone as social and jovial as Joe be overtaken by this disease.  Unfortunately there is currently no known cure for ALS.  I formed this team to honor Joe, show him how much I care and love him, show support, and to raise money and awareness for ALS.   Please consider making a monetary donation and joining us for the ALS walk on September 24.  This team will be Joe's voicefor himself and for all families affected by this terrible disease.  Thank you for your consideration.  Please spread the word and continue to pray for our family. Thank you!  Aciu!  xoxo Audra

Event Info:

Kensington Metropark in Milford: Sunday, September 24, 2017
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