Todd Transportation ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
In Memory of Peter W. Todd. Born on February 28, 1936 and passed away on June 27, 2000 after a 2 year battle with ALS.
Peter grew up on Long Island and in the family moving business. In 1968 Peter moved his wife, Joyce and three children, Jennifer, Doug and Becky and the business, Todd Transportation to Rutland, Vermont.
Just before three of Peter’s four grandchildren were born in 1998, he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease….also known as ALS.
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
So on August 22, 2014 when Todd Transportation Co. was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by one of our employees, Jacob Swane, we rose to the challenge. We contributed $500 to St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY in memory of Peter W. Todd. St. Peter’s was amazing to Peter and our family during that time.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phil 4:13