In August of 2015, at age 40, Arthur sensed that something was off with his body. What started as a simple twitch in his foot at the gym quickly became more profound and scary each week that passed. As most of you know, Arthur has dedicated much of his life to physical fitness and helping others improve their health and wellness, so he knew something was wrong. In September he visited multiple specialists, and after months of grueling tests, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The past few months have taken a significant toll on Arthur physically. However, in true Arthur fashion his spirits are high, his sense of humor is fully intact, and his dedication to taking his diagnosis head on is inspiring beyond words. For Arthur and Chelsey the challenges have been great in a short period of time. Thank God for Chelsey! She is wise beyond her years, totally selfless, and one of the most loyal and compassionate people on this planet. Arthur is truly fortunate to have Chelsey by his side. There is another silver lining to be grateful for… a baby boy is on the way.
This August 8th, Arthur and Chelsey are preparing to bring their first child, Arthur K Saran Jr., into the world. It's been an emotional time for Arthur and Chelsey and although they would never ask for it, it's time for us to help support them. The goal of this campaign is to immediately improve Arthur and Chelsey's living situation. Today they live on the second story of an apartment complex. The staircases are becoming increasingly dangerous for Arthur to navigate. With the baby on the way we want to make sure they are in an accessible apartment or home, improving their quality of life and allowing them to focus on what's truly important.
Anything you can give is appreciated. Please keep Arthur and Chelsey in your thoughts and prayers, and if anybody can beat this we all know it's Arthur.