About Sunflowers for Jeffy
Thank you for visiting the Sunflowers for Jeffy web site in support of Jeff Arison who is our brother, son, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.
In October 2011, Jeffy (Jeff, Big Jeff) was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. This is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It is unknown what causes ALS. There is no treatment and there is no cure. We quickly discovered how few people know of this devastating disease that seems to attack the funniest, kindest, strongest, generous and most compassionate people. Jeffy is a hero to so many people and he chooses to "live in the positive" and continues to inspire and encourage others as he lives with this disease. Be sure to like our Facebook page to keep up with Jeff's journey and updates!
Through the sale of "Sunflower Bracelets", our goal is to generate hope, increase awareness, provide donations to fight for a cure for ALS and to assist Jeff.
The Sunflower stands for HOPE, GRACE and DIGNITY. The Sunflower itself stands tall, strong and optimistic as it rises up from the ground shining its face towards the sun. Its yellow color represents HOPE and been adopted as a symbol by the ALS Association to "Find A Cure for ALS".
Thank you all for your kindness, support, prayers and generosity!
Jeff and Family