Our November Support Group Meeting is just a few days away. This Thursday, November 9 at 1 p.m. at the Chippewa Valley Bible Church, 531 East South Ave, Chippewa Falls.
You may be asking yourself why should you come. Maybe you don't want to see other people worse off than yourself, maybe your loved one has died and you don't want to be reminded, maybe its cold outside and you don't want to bother..... there are a multitude of reasons people might choose not to attend a support group, but I want to encourage you to put yourself out there and come anyway.
Many have said our Support Group in not like any other. Other's refer to us like a family. We truly are here to support each other. One time it might be that you may be the one desperately needing some support, the next month, it may be that it will be you providing just the encouragement someone else needs. Your words, your smile, your tears, your advice or simply your presence may give others the strength to carry on. Each of our experiences are unique in many ways, but in so many other ways they are the same.
Morrie Schwartz, a sociology teacher that lived with ALS, taught that community is far more powerful than an individual and that making an impact on that community is far more fulfilling than focusing only on individual goals.
Your presence this Thursday, may be just what someone needed! Maybe that someone will be you or maybe the person sitting next to you, either way, we won't know unless you're there!
NW Wisconsin ALS Support Group