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WHITEHOUSE, TX (KLTV) -
Whitehouse resident David Baskin was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in May 2010 after showing symptoms for almost a year.
Two and a half years later, he depends on a wheelchair and 24/7 care from family and friends - and the community of Whitehouse is rallying around the family, hosting a walk in the family's honor on December 1 to raise money for equipment.
David Baskin says his doctors don't really tell him how he's doing, that Lou Gehrig's disease is different for each patient - but that he's doing "ok" even though his disease seems to be progressing quickly.
"It is a daily progression. What he could do yesterday or week before is weaker the next day," said his wife Keri.
Keri and David say their big medical expenses come as-needed, in the form of large equipment purchases - and friends like Whitehouse resident Karen Lively organized the upcoming "David's Day" walk to help.
"They are a very Godly family. They are service people - they serve God, they serve the community," said Lively. "She's a teacher and she is constantly giving, so everyone has noticed how much they have given to the community and so now we want to give back to them."
It's a gesture Keri and David say is humbling.
"It is incredible to think that not just dear friends but strangers, total strangers, that don't really know David or even myself, even though I'm a teacher in Whitehouse, that are willing to donate their time, just even their ears to listen to his story and what's going on," said Keri.
"It's pretty awesome. It makes me kind of wonder why - why they're doing that for me," said David.
David says his goal now is to make sure his family has everything they could possibly need.
"The old saying that you don't have anything if you don't have your health, well I kind of disagree with that," said David. "I've got God and my family, all my friends, and it's just, I mean, I've got everything that I need, so the hard part is for my wife and family."
Keri says they tell people they're "alright with a side of crazy" as they deal with a disease they say they're navigating second by second with God's help.
"David's Day" is Saturday, December 1 at Wildcat Stadium in Whitehouse.
The cost is $15 and the main event is a walk around the track. There's no competition, so you can walk as much or as little as you'd like.
There will also be a child's obstacle course, bounce houses, face painting, and other activities, and Mission Tyler will be on hand to announce how much has been raised for the Baskin family.
You can register early or donate to the family by going to First Class Design in Whitehouse or by sending a message to their David's Day Facebook page. You can also register for the walk on December 1 at 8:15 a.m. at Wildcat Stadium and eat donuts with the Baskin family.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:20:17 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:28 AM EDT2013-05-21 07:28:53 GMT
Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Now, they're bracing for more possible severe weather on Tuesday.More >>
Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Some lost their homes, others lost their cars. Now, they are bracing for what future storms may bring.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:14:25 GMT
A copy of a daily journal Allen's mother says her son kept, documenting school bullying
An ArkLaTex mother says her son was pushed to the edge by bullying, and took his own life as a result. More >>
An ArkLaTex mother says her son was pushed to the edge by bullying, and took his own life as a result. Now, she's speaking out in hopes of putting a stop to what she claims is an ongoing problem in the tiny McCurtain County town of Smithville, OK.More >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>