There are SO many ways to help! We’ve listed a few ideas below and will continue to share more over time.
Join our team on ianacare
UPDATE: we’re preparing to move to a new app to coordinate our care circle–stay tuned!
We have established a team on the ianacare app to coordinate support with things like driving to appointments, running errands, and other activities. While most tasks are best suited for those living in Hawaii, friends and family from afar are welcome to join us in this space.
Share words of encouragement + support
Jen is working on a new system to coordinate and simplify your messages; if you’d like to be updated on how best to help in this way, please send her a note via the Contact Form. If you are active on social media, you can also join the conversation on the Team José Facebook Page or the @teamjosefajardo Instagram account.
Contribute gift cards to lighten the load
Time is one of our most precious resources and we’ve found that delivery and other home services provide a way to save time, and in some cases, access needed supplies or meals when it’s not possible to make a “quick” trip to the store leaving José home alone.
Gift cards for any of the following services or retailers are greatly appreciated and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase items from Amazon wish list
We’ve started a list of some of the items we regularly purchase from Amazon to a wish list. Purchasing items directly from the list wish will result in it being shipped to our home. Many of the items include supplements recommended by José’s care team, and an odd assortment of materials used to manage some of the idiosyncrasies of living with ALS. We’ll do our best to update it every couple of weeks.
Contribute to our GoFundMe campaign
If you’d like to help lighten the significant financial burden of living with ALS, you can contribute to–or share!–our GoFundMe campaign.
If there’s another way you would like to help, please be in touch!