A Message From The Mitossis' Family:
Thank you for joining our team to Defeat ALS.
Whether you are walking along with Team
Nektarios or adding a donation for our cause,
you are making a difference. The
Mitossis family has such an incredible
support system of doctors, family, and friends.
Where there is hope, there is faith.
Where there is faith, miracles happen.
Hello, my name is Dimitra Mitossis.
I am married to my biggest supporter and
have three amazing children.
I am a patient at the Columbia University
Department of Neurology in New York.
I was diagnosed with Familial ALS in April
of 2021. About 5-10% of ALS cases are
familial. I am strong in my faith and have
hope that one day this disease will
"My life is so blessed with some of the
most amazing people. Thank you for being
part of my journey".
Why The Name Team Nektarios?
When I was first diagnosed with ALS,
I went to see my priest, Father Nektarios of
St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
Father gave me guidance that ignited my
journey closer to faith and God.
I had spoken about my trip to go to Greece.
He told me to go to Aegina, to seek
Gerontisa Timothei at Agios Nektarios
Monastery. Truly I had no idea where Aegina
was but my heart was set on going.
With a letter from Father, I set off on
my pilgrimage with my family by my side.
A strong connection was made that day.
I am thankful, grateful, and blessed for the
time I spent in Greece. After visiting
Agios Nektarios and many other beautiful
monasteries I came back home a new person.
One who became devoted to her
faith in God with newfound enlightenment.
Agios Nektarios is one of the most renowned
Greek saints. He is best known for his
innumerable miracles and his healing abilities.
It is said that visitors that leave his monastery
leave with the love and peace that Agios Nektarios
gave to all when he lived. This is the
reason why we chose the name Team Nektarios.
To honor Agios Nektarios and our priest,
Father Nektarios, who both have a
big piece of my heart.
"We are in this together", as my priest and
family always say.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments and a cure. Will you join us?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!