WEST FARGO — A GoFundMe page is raising money to support a West Fargo teen recently diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gherig's disease.
Fifteen-year-old Ben Merck was diagnosed with the disease on Oct. 22.
Day two I found out some heart breaking news I found out I have ALS and mine is progressing so fast I might pass away form it it’s like battling cancer it’s a sit and wait game but I’m still going to fight my ass off to win this battle please keep me in your thoughts and prayers— Ben Merck (@MerckBen) October 22, 2019
Now that the trip is over, Merck's GoFundMe page will raise money for home modifications to make Merck's family home handicapped accessible as Ben's condition progresses. The GoFundMe page says the money raised will also pay medical bills and extra living costs.
Donate to the GoFundMe at gofundme.com/f/support-ben-merck.