Miss Katherine Smith
On May 11th, 2017, my dad, Ward Smith, lost his 3-year battle against ALS. Though the disease robbed him of his ability to walk, eat, speak, and breathe, it did not rob him of his humor, smile, and kindness. My dad was the most positive, loving, and supportive person I have ever met and probably will ever meet. His fun-loving and nurturing spirit made him the most amazing father and man. My dad's strength through his brutal fight with ALS kept my family strong, and keeps us strong today. My dad was taken from me far too soon, and I am committed to working to defeat ALS.