Walk to Defeat ALS. This walk is very personal to me. I lost my wonderful husband May 2011 to ALS. This disease is a wicked and terrible disease.
This walk raises money to help those in the Portland metro area by providing support and medical equipment, as well as research into finding a cure.
Please consider supporting this walk by either donating and/or walking with me in memory of my husband Victor Walton.
To join my team or make a contribution please go to: http://webor.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/OregonandSWWashington?team_id=239011&pg=team&fr_id=9236
Who was Victor Walton?
“In our wonderful path of life there are certain days when we know that there has been a significant and profound redirection in our journey. On the first Monday of summer vacation, a doctor handed me a pamphlet that read, ‘From the time of first diagnosis the average life expectancy is…..’ The neurologist found nerve damage in my arms and legs and told me that I have ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). So I’ve decided to live my life as best I can for as long as I can. I figured that if I don’t have many days left, then I’ll use the time I have as fully as possible.” Victor Walton August 4, 2010 Letter to his co-workers and friends.
Victor lost his battle to ALS on May 29, 2011.
Victor was an amazing person and devoted teacher for over 30 years in the Beaverton School District. He was a man of determination. When he set out to do something he put his whole self into completing it. He was a humble man with a true love for his fellow man.
Victor didn’t have a mean bone in his body. If anyone needed something he was right there to help. If he saw someone in distress he was right there to offer encouragement. He especially loved his students and tried to make each one feel special and to let the wonderful person he knew was inside shine. He was respected by all because he showed respect. He didn’t just talk the talk he walked the talk.