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My ALS story
You know me by the name of Tonia Zampieri, a real estate agent in Raleigh. But today I would like to share with you a part of my life. A story that changed my life or at least my vision of the world.
It all started 20 years ago when my mom first got sick.
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)is a terminal disease of the nervous system that weakens muscles and impacts physical function, including the ability to eat, talk and breathe. Medication and therapy can slow ALS for some, but there's no cure.
In 2003 I started tirelessly fundraising and raising awareness. She had been a nurse much of her career and knew what was ahead for her. Yet she never stopped helping others. She created a video for patients with ALS and together we got her video professionally created and disbursed to patients in every state and Puerto Rico, allowing her to help the ALS community far beyond her death.
Unfortunately after only 18 months of fighting against this killer, my mom went to heaven. I am grateful that I was able to be by her side but it was a very hard test of life.
THE FACT THERE IS STILL NO KNOWN CURE HAS ME FIRED UP!
I moved on from my work with ALS and in 2006 turned to becoming a real estate entrepreneur. While my career and life has taken many turns due to great recessions and global pandemics, it’s time for me to get re-invested in this cause.
Therefore, for every real estate transaction I close I will donate a portion to ALS TDI.
I am pledging to support this cause for the remainder of my career through funding exclusive research only done by ALS Therapy Development Institute.
If you are interested in knowing more about this disease or if you wish to help this cause, I invite you to visit my fundraising page dedicated to funding ALS research: ALS Fundraising page
- Thank you for your support.
Hello, I'm Tonia Zampieri, broker/owner of The Zampieri Group, brokered by eXp Realty LLC. My constant goal is to create exceptional real estate experiences focused on service and value. I beca....
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