In August 2012, at the age of 38, Lori was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a fatal, progressive neuromuscular degenerative disease for which there is no cure. In January 2013, Lori was also diagnosed with Lyme Disease.
Through this fundraiser, Lori’s family hopes to be able to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle and defray medical expenses associated with Lori’s care and remaining in her home. Lori, her husband, Shawn, and two children, Elisabeth and Ian, live in Alexandria, Minnesota.
A benefit for Lori Thorson was held at St. Mary's Church in Alexandria, MN on March 29, 2014.