A CONTAGIOUS SPIRIT
Liz Shea's art reflects her affinity for vibrant, organic beauty, shaping both her creations and perspective in vivid hues. Her art mirrors not just a skillful expression but Liz herself; each piece resonates with her optimistic nature.
Established in 1990, Liz Shea Designs originated with calendar designs for a boutique gift shop and swiftly expanded into a diverse array of colorful stationery and gifts. A decade later, when her husband Ed faced an ALS diagnosis, Liz utilized her artistic talent and business acumen to raise awareness and funds for ALS research through her designs.
Every day, Liz approaches life with a commitment to share the inspiration and strength drawn from her family and support network. Her ultimate objective is straightforward: together we can make a difference.
A LESSON FOR LIVING
Ed Shea has always navigated life with tenacity, integrity, and compassion. A natural-born leader, his keen intelligence, entrepreneurial spirit, and love for people and family are the driving force behind how he lives.
Today, Ed is the same man despite his physical limitations. Throughout his journey with ALS, Ed refuses to let the disease drive every aspect of his life. He is determined to “live life on purpose” –to achieve physical milestones, to enjoy time with his friends and family, to push the limit – as with his current hobby, painting! It is this remarkable tenacity and courage that explain how he has beaten the odds and battled ALS for over 20 years.
We can all take a lesson from Ed. Ed’s personal mantra is NEVER GIVE UP!
There’s Hope for A Cure
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The disease doesn’t discriminate – it can affect anyone. The progression of ALS is unpredictable, but ultimately results in loss of the ability to control muscle movement, and eventual death. Until a cure is found.
With the advancement of science, great strides have been made in understanding this malicious disease, but there’s much more to do. And that will require continuous funding and a community that is dedicated to eradicating it once and for all.
ALS Fast Facts
Average Life Expectancy
2 - 5 Years
Age of Onset
40 - 70 years old
5,000 people per year
1 person every 90 minutes
Anyone, but somewhat more likely in men & military veterans.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER