GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — People across Indiana are donating money to a Greenfield man with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The disease, which weakens muscles and limits physical function, has no cure and doctors say the man has less than two years to live.
David Barkes has been driving himself to his doctor’s appointments but he’s already struggling to walk and doctors say he eventually won’t be able to walk at all. His family says, at that point, he’ll need a wheelchair accessible van to make his appointments.
“My doctor gave me six months to two years and it’s been just been just about six months so I’ve made the first hurdle,” Barkes said.
An electronic billboard company called Geft Outdoor LLC is running ads just off I-70 asking people to donate to Barkes so he can buy a wheelchair accessible van.
“He needs about $22,000 dollars more,” Geft consultant Bo Haygood said. …