Nationally acclaimed comedian and entertainer Paul Venier to headline Drew Miller fundraiser
NEW - Video that details Drew Miller's journey with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). His family talks about Drew's life before being stricken with ALS and how their lives have changed since he was diagnosed. Drew is passionate about bringing more awareness to the disease so that a treatment and ultimately a cure can be found for this fatal disease. That is what inspired Drew to make this video.
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BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR DREW MILLER
Drew Miller is turning 45! Please mark your calendar for the evening of Saturday, April 14th.
WHERE: The Chesapeake Room at Dave and Busters in Arundel Mills Mall
WHEN: 5;30pm to 9:30pm
WHO: Drew asked that "family, friends, colleagues, former coworkers, former classmates and anyone else who would like to visit with me" try to be there. Children and guests are invited as well. No gifts please.
ACTIVITIES: Bowling alleys and pool tables will be reserved ahead of time for Drew's party. All the ballgames will be on the TVs. The video and sports game arcade will be open as usual. A group of waiters, waitresses and bartenders will be dedicated to Drew's party to be held in one of their party rooms.
IMPORTANT: The Drew Crew will have a videographer at the party. If you can come prepared with a story, special message, picture or something similar... we would love to capture it on tape so that Drew will have a special keepsake from the event.
As always, thanks for supporting Drew!
DREW MILLER CUTATHON at the HAIR CUTTERY
On Sunday, February 19, from 7 PM to 9 PM, the Hair Cuttery in Fulton, Maryland held a cutathon fundraiser for Drew Miller. Drew's friend and hair stylist Lisa Landolina and nine other stylists provided haircuts to Drews friends and donated 100% of the proceeds directly to Drew.
Thanks for supporting Drew!
Fundraiser and Party for Drew at Adela
August 25th, 2011 can only be described as a truly magical night. It was a fundraiser for Drew Miller, a good friend of mine from Junior High School, who is battling ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease. The restaurant and bar were packed, the energy was pumping, the silent auction was bustling, and the food and drinks were flowing... but, most importantly, Drew had an awesome night! Every time I looked over at him he was smiling and "talking" (through his computer) to someone. Including the generous amount of money that Adela (in Fell's Point) donated as a portion of what we brought in that evening, the event has raised almost $10,000 to help Drew and his medical bills. That is amazing!! I believe that we all had a night to remember in honor of a very brave man!
Thank you for your support of Drew!
At the Adela!
Drew Miller is a 45-year-old father of two who resides in Columbia Maryland. Drew has two daughters. One is a junior in college and the other is a senior in high school. Drew's career has been in the television and broadcasting business most recently serving as the Broadcast Production Manager at the United States Senate.
In March of 2010, Drew was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Drew's health has deteriorated rapidly since being diagnosed. He no longer has use of his limbs and cannot speak. His lung capacity is very limited. There is no known cause or cure for ALS.
In addition to being a very cruel disease, ALS is very expensive. Drew’s motorized wheelchair cost $30,000. Drew communicates through a computer controlled by blinking of the eye technology. The cost of the system was $18,000. His insurance company paid $1,000 of the cost. Drew requires round-the-clock in home healthcare. The cost of such care is in excess of $14,000 per month. This cost is not covered by health insurance.
Drew's attitude is incredibly positive. He is an inspiration to his family and friends. Drew's courage and outlook is discussed in a wonderful article in the Baltimore Jewish Times. Also be sure to read the editor's column.
This site has been created by Drew's friends for several reasons.
First, the site serves as a venue to provide details on events being held to support Drew.
Second, the site provides links to articles and other information about Drew's situation and ALS in general.
Finally, this site makes it easy for people to help support Drew financially.
Thanks for visiting this site and supporting Drew!
To help Drew pay for healthcare expenses, click the “Donate" button or send your check payable to Drew Miller to 841 E. Fort Ave., Suite 315, Baltimore MD 21230.
or send your check payable to Drew Miller to 841 E. Fort Ave., Suite 315, Baltimore, MD 21230
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