The generosity of the Ozarks Neurological Foundation (ONF) will soon serve ALS patients throughout the Ozarks.
On Friday, Dec. 6, a $30,000 donation was made to the CoxHealth Foundation to benefit the CoxHealth ALS Clinic. The funds were raised in October 2019 during the ONF Golf Tournament at Highland Springs Country Club, for which CoxHealth’s ALS Clinic was chosen as the key beneficiary. Funds raised at the event will serve ALS patients through the CoxHealth clinic, which offers coordinated care and support for individuals in the Ozarks dealing with the disease.
“This is an amazing opportunity for some of our patients,” says Dr. Tania Beltran-Papsdorf, a neurologist with CoxHealth. “Many of the things that are required for the care of an ALS patient, including through the clinic, are not covered by insurance. Having this money is so vital to support patients and their families for items that are not covered by insurance, and for patients who don’t have insurance.“
The donation was made in memory of the late Ronald Pringle, who battled ALS. Members of his family also attended the presentation.