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Working Together to End ALS- a Conversation with Jacky Rose

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

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Jacky Rose has worked at our organization for almost 13 years in a variety of roles! Learn more about her and the value of every person in our ALS Community. Jacky, can you tell us a little about when you started and why?

I started at the organization almost 13 years ago when I saw an opening for an Office Administrator. I had worked and interned at Hospital for Special Care, so was comforted when researching the organization that I saw some familiar names! 

What are some of the things you most value being part of this organization?

I oftentimes get asked how do we all continue to do this work- it is emotional and we cry a lot. We all feel so fortunate that families allow us to be part of their lives and help even in the smallest of ways. I have always said that being a part of this team makes all the difference. Some days, you can come in to work with a To Do list and one emotional phone call can change everything that you thought you were going to focus on. Our team is incredibly supportive, not only to our families but to each other. ALS has changed so many lives. It has broken so many hearts. But, being able to do what we do each day for our community, and to do it together, is what I value most. 

Can you talk more about the team?

We have always had a small but mighty staff. But what I consider our team is way beyond staff. Our Board of Directors, our volunteers, the vendors we work with for our equipment and transportation programs, the Clinics, foundations, the community- together, these are all the people that are so incredibly dedicated to fighting ALS.

What are some things you do for the holidays?

I have two daughters, ages 7 and 4, who I took to see the Rockettes for the first time this year- it was magical! We will be visiting lots of grandparents, cousins, neighbors, and more- never a slow day at the Rose household, especially during the holidays! 
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