Thank you for visiting the Together For Tommy website in support of our friend Tommy Mastro. Tommy is a drummer who was living and working in Nashville, TN and was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since Tommy is no longer able to play, he has now moved to Florida to be near family. Our goal in creating this site is to keep the people supporting Tommy up to date on the latest news, upcoming events, and updates on Tommy’s progress. Tommy himself will provide occasional commentary via this blog page (just scroll down to see those postings).
There is no known cure or treatment for ALS. Currently, they are working on experimental procedures (stem cell, etc.) many of which are not covered by insurance and can be very costly. Accordingly, we have also provided an area on this site (see ‘Make a Contribution’ page) to allow you to make a contribution to “Together For Tommy”, a fund that has been created to assist with Tommy’s medical care and expenses.
On behalf of Tommy and his family, thank you for all your support, love, and prayers.
Please click on the video below and please DO share this site to your email, Facebook or Twitter accounts by using the icons on this page. Let your contacts know you have a friend in need. Even a small donation from them can make a difference.
HARK is coming here to Florida! You won’t want to miss this! No matter where you are in your life, you will find this inspiring and motivating. And it’s for a great cause, so please come out or get involved in anyway you can! For all of us fighting ALS, thank you and GOD bless you!
Just the thought of it makes us overwhelmed and so thankful for the support we feel from you all.. no words can express our gratitude! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! LOVE, Tommy & Yasminne
Tommy was talking about overcoming loss of appetite, and because he doesn’t eat certain foods like salami, it just seemed so funny to him that he was craving salami.
I thought you would enjoy this..
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- Tension in the Hand
- Foot Tremors
- Loss of Appetite
It has become extremely difficult to get in and out of my old SUV. I can no longer even assist Yasminne with my good arm to help her. She has all of my weight to get me from my wheelchair into the vehicle. This process normally takes about a half hour, so I currently only go out to doctor appointments.
So we had to start looking for a wheelchair accessible van, like the one we rented in NJ. This type of van allows me to take my chair on a ramp and roll straight inside without having the current major struggle.
After four months of searching we finally found two that are local here in Florida, and that are very reasonable considering their condition.
To have a wheelchair accessible van really allows us to get out of the house and go places, not only to doctors appointments, but I”d be able to go with Yasminne to food shop, or just drive to watch an occasional sunset, etc..Otherwise, I”m pretty much confined inside. A van likes this truly will enhance my quality of life at this time.
Unfortunately there is no way we can afford it on our own so we are asking for your help and anyone you know that could contribute and help us in this.
The goal is $ 21,000. No matter how large or small the donation, everything will help get us closer to our goal.
Many of you have given so much and we are so thankful for all that you have done. You have been such an amazing blessing to us. And now at this time we find a new challenge that we simply cannot manage on our own.
We appreciate anything that you or your friends can contribute.
We truly thank The LORD for each and everyone of you in our lives!
To give a gift you can do it by clicking here. It will take you right to the Donate page. You can do it securely and safely thru paypal or credit card.
GOD Bless You!
Tommy and Yasminne Mastro