Don was diagnosed with the terminal illness of
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Otherwise known as Lou Gerhig’s Disease
From Jenna Ficchi:
As a family of police officers, we have been sending our loved ones into the fight for years; now this is our fight and we need the community’s help.
Jillian has been dedicated to serving the city of Philadelphia as a Police Officer for the last 20 years. In our occupation, fear isn’t an option when it comes to protecting others.
However, with her husband Don’s recent fatal diagnosis of ALS at 46 years young, fear and uncertainty is the only thing that is certain.
Our goal with this GoFundMe page is to help raise money not only to incur as much as the financial need for unexpected medical expenses, wheelchair and accessibility in the home and other daily needs, but also to help Don check some things off of his bucket list as well. We want to take some burden off of Don, Jillian, and the kids, so they can focus their attention on enjoying the time they have left with each other as a family instead of worrying financially.