I am so grateful to be partnered with the Iowa Delta chapter of Phi Delta Theta. In spring 2015, we did a blanket project that helped people with ALS across Iowa. For spring 2016, we hope to do a project that helps family members of people with ALS in the Des Moines area. My idea is to host a fun event at the Phi Delta Theta house for family members of pALS. I got the idea from Hope Loves Company. They host fun camps for children/grandchildren of people with ALS.
I discussed this idea with the fraternity at a colony meeting a few weekends ago. We will begin moving forward with this new project when the spring semester begins in January. We will need to talk with the ALS Association Iowa Chapter to analyze the demographics of family members of Des Moines area pALS. The activities of the event really depend on the ages of the family members. Can’t wait to start planning this event!