Mariah's Story -- Improving Lives Through Compassion And Love
For the past 40 years, Mariah Fenton Gladis has dedicated her life to creating moments of healing to people in all walks of life who have sought her guidance. These moments have changed lives. She has continued her work over the past 31 years with the increasingly weighty burden of ALS, a disease that now makes it difficult for her to walk and even to talk. Her continuing life’s work and her personal story are an inspiration to us all.
In 1981, Mariah was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a fatal, neuro-degenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways to the brain and spinal cord. Three prominent national neurologists gave her a 10% chance of surviving two years.