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An Unforgettable Birthday Surprise

Updated: Feb 10, 2022

What started as an ordinary day for most was an extraordinary day for an 84-year-old woman. Meet Helen Robel, a mother of seven with 19 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren.

Helen has been a very hard worker all her life. Last June, she was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), a neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, making it extremely difficult to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and breathe.

At the time, Helen was told she only had 3-6 months to live, making this 84th birthday an unexpected and wonderful surpr