Raise a glass in memory of Tim Considine

On February 22, 2012 Tim was diagnosed with a disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Aka (ALS) or Lou Gehrigs Disease.
Tim passed away on Friday October 12, 2012 in his home after a short and courageous battle with ALS.

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Who is TIm Considine

One measure of a man is the respect and love he receives from all the people he touches over the course of his life. Tim has effortlessly cultivated a large fan club. Deeply religious and devoted family man Tim… words are inadequate to appropriately depict Tim’s level of integrity and sense of fairness, always balanced by a keen wit and ever present sense of humor.

Who Are we
We are friends and family of Tim Considine and he will forever be missed.
ABOut ALS

ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that usually attacks both upper and lower motor neurons and causes degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord. Find out more at: http://webct.alsa.org

 

DONATE

Please see the box below on how you can make a donation in memory of Tim.

Make A Toast For Tim

Below are a few ways you can
donate in Memory of TIm.

Donate to the ALS Association Connecticut Chapter,
4 Oxford Rd Unit D-4, Milford, CT 06460 http://webct.alsa.org

Funds here are used for Research, Patient Advocacy, Public Awareness and Education, Patient Transportation, Equipment Needs, Home Modification Assistance, Caregiver and Family Support.

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Contribute to the Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations can be sent to The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut, 32 City Hall Avenue, P.O. Box 1144, Torrington CT 06790. Checks Payable to the Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship Fund. Their website is www.cfnwct.org

Please visit the website to review the scholarship criteria, application process etc.

 

A Few Words from Tim

Hello everyone, As many of you know, I’ve been struggling with my health since late fall. It started with a heavy leg and my muscles in my left leg and arm began to atrophy. I have been to many specialists at well respected medical institutions such as yale and massachusetts general hospital. On february 22, i was diagnosed with a disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis….. Aka ..(als) or lou gehrigs disease. Thank goodness it isn’t named after a red sox player. This disease causes the motor nuerons in your spinal column to die which causes the destruction of your nerves and muscles. They don’t know how you get it and as of now there is no cure. I am however treating it with a combination of western and eastern medicines, accupuncture, vitamins, herbs, etc. I will also get involved in clinical studies in the upcoming months. Many of you have expressed concern and I no longer want to tell half truths… it’s not my style. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people who I not only call co-workers, but friends. I will continue to fight this head on and with all your support and prayers, beat this disease. Once again, thank- you to all and may god bless you!

Update from Tim

Hello Everyone, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your kindness, love, and support during this journey. The cards, emails, text messages, facebook comments, visits, meals, help around our home, rides for the boys, and most importantly your prayers have helped motivate and sustain me as I battle this disease. Your responses and generosity have been overwhelming and no words can express the gratitude that my family and I are feeling. The disease accelerated during the months of April and May to the point that I can no longer walk nor do I have the ability to use my arms. In June the disease moved into my chest muscles and diaphragm causing me great difficulty in breathing. I now breathe with the aid of a machine that helps to expand my lungs. However, during the month of July it appears I have stabilized with my condition not getting any worse. I am fortunate ALS has not affected my heart, mind or spirit. I will continue to fight this disease head on each day and pray for a miracle. People say they are impressed by my courage, however I am the one impressed by how each and every one of you have dug down deep into your heart and soul to help out a friend in need. I cannot put into words the love my family and I feel from all, and you will forever have our gratitude. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. God bless you, Tim P.S. The Yankees are still in first ☺!

Our Goal

Our goal was simple, to raise money for Brian & Timmy. All money donated has gone directly to a trust fund set up for Tim's children The initial goal was that and we thank all for making it happen. “The Considine children are truly blessed by so many wonderful, thoughtful and caring individuals.” “The family is deeply touched by the generosity and emotional support of so many during such a difficult time.” .

Our goal now is to keep the memory or Tim alive and help raise awareness and money to help in the fight against ALS.

  • Tee it up for T. Cons

    Fairview Farms Golf Course
    Route 222, Hill Road Harwinton, CT
    Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
    Registration and Cookout: 12:30 pm Shotgun Start: 2:00 pm Dinner: 6:30 pm Price: $150 per golfer $40 per dinner only guest
    Please print linked Registration Form.
    Payment must accompany registration to be guaranteed a spot. Limited to 144 golfers. Price Includes: -Green Fees and Cart -Shirt -Cookout Lunch -Contest & Prizes -Station Buffet Dinner
    Proceeds to benefit the Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship Fund..

  • Join Team Cons

    Join Team Cons - Walk to defeat ALS. The walk is in Walnut Hill Park in New Britain on Sept 28, Walk Check-in 10:00, Walk Starts 11:00, Distance 3 miles. Click here for more details.

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