Big fundraiser for local man with ALS this weekend


Coley Paschal is still fighting hard, and his friends and family are still fighting for him.

The Baldwin County man was first diagnosed with ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, roughly five years ago, and he now "has the computer to help him communicate and requires full-time, around-the-clock care," according to the fundraiser literature.

Added the fundraiser literature: "Please come out to support Mr. Coley Paschal & his family in his battle with ALS...Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.Coley now has the computer to help him communicate, and requires full time, around the clock care."

The fundraiser is set to run at the GMC Activity Center this Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Mike Veal Band will be performing, and Amici will be bartending, Donations will be accepted at the door.

For those who can't make it on Saturday, a GoFundMe account also has been set up, which can be accessed HERE.

Paschal went to high school at Georgia Military College Prep, as did his three daughters. He made his career with the Department of Natural Resources as a ranger and game warden.

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