How can I help?

There are many ways to help, however near or far away you live.


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Deliver a meal, pay for groceries or a meal

Maintaining weight is essential to Hanna’s health, which means a high-protein, high-calorie diet. Using the GiveInKind site, you can sign up to deliver a meal to Hanna, or buy her a gift card for groceries or meal delivery. This is really helpful help!

Food sign-up & gift cards on GiveInKind

Financial help

There are two ways to help Hanna financially.

Send money directly to Hanna

Hanna has little income right now, so money sent directly to her (through her personal PayPal link) helps equip her for everyday needs and delights. You don’t need a PayPal account to use this; it’s our way of accepting credit and debit cards.

Send Hanna money

Contribute to a fund for Hanna’s medical, travel, and long-term quality of life

Hanna’s employer, Fit Associates, is managing a fund to cover out-of-pocket medical costs, quality of life support, and future needs for services. The aim is to get ahead of heeds that will arise as her condition progresses, to prevent finances from becoming a barrier to Hanna’s quality of life and her ability to continue creating.

The full amount of all donations will go to Hanna.

You don’t need a PayPal account to use this—it’s our way of accepting credit and debit cards.

Questions about this? Email Marc Rettig.

Status as of 14 June 2023
People were incredibly generous during the first month of the fund. As of today the fund balance is $18,263.44, after spending $43.98 on a portable voice amplifier and its carrying case.

Goal: We have already exceeded our initial goals for this fund, and have acquired the portable ventilator and cough-assist device. Also, progress in enrolling Hanna in programs like Medicaid have reduced the need for funds to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses and co-pays.

That said, we are keeping the fund open and managing it with care. Our understanding from others’ experience is that ALS involves unanticipated expenses as it progresses, and this helps Hanna prepare for those times.