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Father Honors Daughter: ALS Takes Her Life

OMAHA (KPTM)- It wasn't your typical walk in the park.

Over 600 people signed up for the walk to raise awareness and money for ALS in the Heartland.

"No father should outlive his child," said David Raney, who walked for his daughter, Dana, Sunday at Stinson Park.

"She was diagnosed when she was 23 and she died two weeks ago at 26," said Raney.

The Raney's story is one of hundreds in the heartland.

"She was able to dance at her sister's wedding just before she was diagnosed. Then she lost the use of her legs, then her arms. It's tough."

Raney said more research has to be done on the disease.

"If you want to donate to a cause, donate to ALS because we've got to get the word out. Since 1942, we don't know any more now than we did then, or very little,"

The next fundraiser for ALS in the Heartland is a golf tournament at Tiberon Golf Course on June 27, 2014. There are still spots available.
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