Phillies Phestival For ALS

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The Phillies Phestival is winning hearts once again throughout the Delaware Valley and supporting the ALS Foundation.  I spoke with Wes Rose, who has been battling Lou Gehrig’s disease also known as ALS for 8 years, who says the Phillies Phestival makes a huge difference.

Wes Rose is a biology teacher at Arcadia University, a father and a husband, who says his wife helped him to become the man he is today.

“She said well if you’re strong with this and if you’re brave, our boys will learn our boys strength and bravery from you. And that was a shot out of the blue. I think that’s best advice I’ve ever heard,” Rose said.

Despite his many health problems and physical limitations, if you ask Rose how he’s doing he says he is grateful.

ALS affects close to 30,000 Americans at a time.  The ALS Foundation along with the Phillies support people battling ALS with the Phillies Phestival.  The fundraiser allows people to enjoy a day of fun at Citizens Bank Ballpark.  Phillies players sign autographs.  Proceeds help ALS patients cover their medical expenses.

By Ashley Johnson @AshleyNJohnson3