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Bay Area Habitat for Humanity

Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. 

Mission statement: Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Core Principles: Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.

Houses to Homes: Medically Necessary Home Adaptations
December 14, 2018 - June 30, 2019

My name is Ronald Janca and I have the fatal Familial ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) disease.  My diagnosis is by way of a rare genetic mutation (C9orf72).   I am the first of my generation to be diagnosed.  

Today, additional family members have already tested C9orf72 POSITIVE and/or showing signs of ALS. This mutated gene and disease is alive, and now present, in three (3) living generations.

As my family and I continue to adjust to our world being turned upside down, we are facing several critical needs that we otherwise would not be expecting. 

We are quickly finding ourselves having to adapt/update our home for wheel chair use and for my safety. We will then look for alternative means of transportation for me. We must also re-think our total financial plan since my personal medical expenses are overwhelming and my cost of care will only increase.

This is why I am joining the Bay Area Habitat for Humanity Organization in this new capital raising campaign.  We want to help families in crises, such as ours, that find themselves in uncharted waters brought on by a terminal diagnosis. 

The “patient” wants to remain a “person” by staying in their home as long as possible. 

In closing, the good news is that WHEN a cure is reached, there will never be a concern for an ALS diagnose or adapting a house ever again!  Until that time, your help today will go a long way in providing a safe environment and quality of life during a time of physical, emotional and spiritual challenges.

Thank you.  And may God bless.

Ronald Janca

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Donations2Date: $21,212

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Demetra Bell-Runnels $155.00 8/18/2019
Sandy & Joey Pearson $100.00 7/27/2019 Ron, We are so sorry to hear of your illness. We are thinking of you and your family. Sending hugs and prayers. Sandy & Joey
Brian Aquino $250.00 4/15/2019
Vivian Ventura $100.00 4/9/2019
Dale Figgins $500.00 3/19/2019 we are with you Ron and family in prayer and support
Patrick Burke $515.00 2/17/2019 Ron Janca Sponsorship From the Burke family
Marilyn Swartz $100.00 2/16/2019
Marilyn Browne $100.00* 2/13/2019
Zoe Gaffen $10.00 2/11/2019 A friend sent me a link to your appeal: like my Sister-in-Law, you have discovered that, through no fault of your own, you are carrying a life-limiting/threatening genetic condition. So I would like to make a small contribution to this deserving charity, that will help sufferers to lead a fuller life.
Sean Breeden $22.00 2/10/2019
Mary & Doyle Erwin $500.00* 2/7/2019
Daniel Baranowski $100.00* 2/7/2019
Anonymous Donor $250.00 2/5/2019
Joy Deason $100.00 2/5/2019 Praying for you, Ron, as you face this challenge.
Diane Pope $150.00* 2/3/2019
Detonne Pouzar $50.00* 2/3/2019
Patricia Bateman $50.00* 2/3/2019
Nina Connelley $75.00* 2/2/2019
Monzer Hourani $1,000.00* 2/1/2019
Rebecca & Brad Smith $100.00* 2/1/2019
Brynda McCormick $55.00 1/31/2019 Ron, Praying for you and your family.
Joe & Linda Pouzar $500.00* 1/27/2019
Robert & Betty Wall $1,000.00* 1/27/2019
Edwina Prisk $25.00* 1/25/2019
Becky Soutullo $100.00* 1/25/2019
John & Kathy Bailey $750.00* 1/25/2019
Susan & Paul Mullins $100.00* 1/20/2019
Anonymous Donor $1,000.00 1/19/2019 Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Anonymous Donor $100.00 1/19/2019 We will always keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Hughes $105.00 1/4/2019
Anonymous Donor $1,000.00 1/2/2019 God bless you Ron
MICHAEL MORTON $100.00 1/2/2019 Ron, I'm so sorry to hear this. I wish you and your family the best. Michael Morton
Elisabeth Ellery $50.00 12/31/2018 Ron & Mary Anne- Our thoughts are with you & your girls. Wishing you all a promising 2019. Keith & Libby Ellery
John Sweitzer $100.00 12/31/2018
Karen and Jack Alderson $500.00 12/31/2018 Houses to Homes - Ronald Janca Sponsorship
Anonymous Donor $1,000.00 12/31/2018 Wishing you the best!
James Autenreith $500.00 12/28/2018
Anonymous Donor $10,000.00* 12/28/2018 Matching Donation Challenge
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