Wake and Funeral Arrangements

Robert A Stehlin wake/funeral arrangements are as follows

Wake: 
Friday November 28th, 4-8 p.m.
Kutis Funeral home 5255 Lemay Ferry Road 
Mehlville, Mo 63129

Funeral: 
Saturday November 29th, at 10:30 a.m 
St Joseph’s Church 6020 Old Antonia Rd 
Imperial, Mo 63052

Bob’s daughter, Diana Hogan has suggested that instead of flowers, in lieu donations can be given to the RASCALS Foundation.www.rascalsfoundation.org

Also,
Bob’s wife, Laura Jackson Stehlin has made it known that “in honor of Bob Stehlin anyone wanting to wear St. Louis Blues attire to the wake is welcome. It is optional, but she is confident that Bob would love it.

Laura also indicated that she was very thankful for all the love and prayers received by the family.

Michael Brand
RASCALS Foundation – Board Member

Robert A. Stehlin

We wanted to let you all know that Robert A Stehlin lost his battle with ALS Monday evening 11/24/2014. He fought this awful disease for more than 5 years. On behalf of the the family, we would like to thank everyone who has supported Robert and his family through prayer and donations of time and talents. Please continue to pray for the Stehlin family. Let us all find peace in the coming days.

HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS 2014-2015

2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients!The RASCALS Foundation is proud to announce their selection of recipients for the Higher Education Scholarship program for the 2014-2015 academic year.

But first, we would like to thank all of the individuals who participated in the program. We would like to thank our supporters for their partnership over the years. We would like to thank a new partner, a student group from John Burroughs High School – “Helping Hands Against ALS”. These young people provided financial support, ($500) to our Scholarship Campaign in 2014. We look forward to working with them in the year to come.

RASCALS Foundation is proud to award Ms. Claire Peabody from Aptos, California, the RASCALS Foundation Higher Education Scholarship in the amount of $3,125. Ms. Peabody is currently attending Brown University.
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RASCALS Foundation is proud to present Ms. Taylor Heeg from Houston, Texas, the RASCALS Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Award in the amount of $3,125. Ms. Heeg is a student at Colorado School of Mines. Julie Wilhite Photography www.juliewilhite.com
Congrats to this years Scholarship Recipients! We wish them well in their studies, we look forward to working hand in hand as together we building awareness of ALS and its impact, supporting the research effort to fight ALS, and providing love and support to the families who carry on.

 

Please take some time read the essays authored by these RASCALS.  They will truly move your spirit!

http://rascalsfoundation.org/2-what-we-do/scholarship/2014-2015-scholarship-recipients/

 

 

For RASCALS, There’s Nothing Trivial About This Trivia Fundraiser Night

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Dear RASCALS,

The family and friends of Robert A. (Bob) Stehlin, founder of the RASCALS Foundation, are hosting a Trivia Night, Saturday, September 6, 2014, in an effort to raise monies to assist his family with the financial burdens that ALS has placed on them over the past 5 years. Julie Tristan will be the Emcee for the evening.

As Bob continues to battle for his life, the rising costs of caregivers and healthcare equipment are really taking a toll on family finances.  The family has realized that they cannot go it alone and are reaching out to ask for assistance in their personal fight against ALS.

The Board of the RASCALS Foundation understands all too well the stresses placed on the victims of ALS, the patient and family. So we are thrilled to promote this family fund raising event to friends of the RASCALS Foundation.

We hope that the foundation’s followers will support the family in their important fundraising efforts.  We have witnessed just how generous you RASCALS can be, and know just how special you are when asked to support a great cause!

In order to support rather than compete with the Stehlin family fundraiser, we are announcing that the the RASCALS Foundation will defer its own fund raising activities for the remainder of 2014.  We hope that this action will provide the Stehlin’s family and friends with an opportunity to show their support for the struggling family.

The RASCALS Foundation mission will continue with scholarship applications being reviewed in August with awards granted in September 2014.   Monies previously raised and held in reserve will assist in funding ALS research efforts in 2014 and plans are underway for a strong 2015.

Contact Laura at 314-705-1994 or email laurambarrett@yahoo.com with questions.

Hope to see you at the Robert A. Stehin Family Benefit – Trivia Night!!
Trivia • Basket Raffles • 50/50 Raffle • plus Silent Auction

The Theme: Remember the 80′s

The Cause: Benefiting the Robert Stehlin Family. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the family to help to cover medical expenses for the care of Bob Stehlin who is battling ALS.

The Time: Doors open at 6pm – Trivia starts at 7pm

The Place: Imperial Elks Lodge, 1515 Miller Road, Imperial, Missouri  63052 [MAP]

Reserve your table by simply paying on Paypal using laurambarrett@yahoo.com. A confirmation will be sent back to you. Please include your email address and the table name.

Tables will most likely sell out fast and will not be available for purchase the night of the event.

Table of 8: $150.00

Individual: $20 per person

Free beer and soda. Cash bar available.

Gift Basket Donations: The raffling of gift baskets raises significant funds for the trivia night.  The Stehlin family needs your help in identifying gift basket donations by making personal appeals to friends, families, and business contacts who have potential services or products to donate.

Since storage of gift baskets prior to the event is a challenge for the family, it would be greatly appreciated if baskets are brought to the trivia event itself.  However, limited storage is available for those baskets that must be submitted prior to the event.

Until we meet again, peace.

Sincerely,

Laura Barrett, Michael Brand, Melissa Marr, and Sandra Putney

75 Years Ago: Lou Gehrig Diagnosed with Disease that Now Bears His Name

Following a difficult start to the 1939 baseball season, Lou Gehrig visited the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in June of that year. Doctors there felt certain that the Yankees captain and  future Hall of Famer was struggling due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  The diagnosis was confirmed on June 19, his 36th birthday. He would never play baseball again.

The following is excerpted from the Official Website of Lou Gehrig:

In 1938, Gehrig fell below .300 for the first time since 1925 and it was clear that there was something wrong. He lacked his usual strength. Pitches he would have hit for home runs were only flyouts. Doctors diagnosed a gall bladder problem first, and they put him on a bland diet, which only made him weaker. Teammate Wes Ferrell noticed that on the golf course, instead of wearing golf cleats, Gehrig was wearing tennis shoes and sliding his feet along the ground. Ferrell was frightened. When asked if he would remove Gehrig from the lineup, manager Joe McCarthy said, “That’s Lou’s decision.”

Gehrig played the first eight games of the 1939 season, but he managed only four hits. On a ball hit back to pitcher Johnny Murphy, Gehrig had trouble getting to first in time for the throw. When he returned to the dugout, his teammates complimented him on the “good play.” Gehrig knew when his fellow Yankees had to congratulate him for stumbling into an average catch it was time to leave. He took himself out of the game. On May 2, 1939, as Yankee captain, he took the lineup card to the umpires, as usual. But his name was not on the roster. Babe Dahlgren was stationed at first. The game announcer intoned, “Ladies and gentlemen, Lou Gehrig’s consecutive streak of 2,130 games played has ended.”

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The great Lou Gehrig with the St. Louis Cardinals’ phenom pitcher, Dizzy Dean.

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The Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS (R.A.S.C.A.L.S.) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity. 100% of all funds raised go to building awareness, treatment research and development, plus ALS family assistance. There are no administrative costs.

Contributions are tax-deductible.

You may also be interested in visiting the RASCALS Store.

The material presented here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice, or relied upon as a substitute for medical advice from a health care provider.

Sign Up to Give RASCALS a Helping Hand at Big Charity Poker Tournament

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Bottle_FortuneCBS Sports Radio 920 and InsideSTL invite you to be their guest for their first Annual Charity Poker Classic presented by Miller Fortune at Lucas Park Grille on June 18th @ 6PM

Join us for food & drinks from Lucas Park and Miller Fortune, plus a fabulous night of poker and celebrities to benefit a number of great St. Louis charity causes. Bring your friends. You won’t want to miss this!

Your $50 tournament buy-in will be donated to charity. Tournament players will receive a free appetizer buffet, discounted Miller Fortune, raffle prizes and more.

Play for a good cause along side former St. Louis Cardinal great Jimmy Edmonds, the cast of The Ryan Kelley Morning After, other CBS Sports 920 personalities, LUX from 105.7 The Point, Josh Wills from the St. Louis band Story of the Year, Larry Nickel, and St. Louis’ own Dan Chandler from Evans Blue and MANY more.

The grand prize winner of the tournament will receive a Grand Prize pack including Miller Fortune prizes, Lucas Park gift certificates, Gift Cards, event and concert tickets and MORE.

 

WHERE: Lucas Park Grille

WHEN: Wednesday, June 18th starting @ 6PM

TO REGISTER: Email Poker@insideSTL.com with
your contact info to secure your spot.

100% of the proceeds from the event will go to charity including:

 

Presented by:

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The Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS (R.A.S.C.A.L.S.) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity. 100% of all funds raised go to building awareness, treatment research and development, plus ALS family assistance. There are no administrative costs.

Contributions are tax-deductible.

You may also be interested in visiting the RASCALS Store.

The material presented here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice, or relied upon as a substitute for medical advice from a health care provider.

ALS Awareness Fact: Day 31

Fact: Building Awareness of ALS Remains Important

Many in the ALS community are frustrated. Completely understandable

After all, Jean-Martin Charcot and Alex Joffroy began their in-depth studies of ALS nearly 150 years ago. Still  no cure. Still no effective treatments.

And while great strides have been made in the last couple of years alone, ALS survivors, patients, and those dedicated to developing treatments are still not getting the recognition they deserve.

It is this reality that leads some to lament that ‘talk is cheap.’ In truth, talking is absolutely essential in bringing public attention to ALS. It’s vital to unraveling the mystery of ALS and its progression. Talk is critical to developing treatments. It’s crucial to finding a cure. Why?

Because all the advances to date were made possible by people that knew about ALS. And clearly, not nearly enough do. ALS remains the most famous and fatal disease that no one’s ever heard of.

That needs to change if we’re going to fund the work to find a cure.

So we all need to talk LOUDER. Keep preaching and keep teaching.

SPREAD THE MESSAGE!

Make some noise. Make some time to volunteer. Make a donation.

And if you can’t send money, send some encouragement, or simply a prayer.

The truth is that the ALS community needs all the help it can get. Not just during ALS Awareness Month in May, but 365 days a year.

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In addition to raising awareness, we also work to raise much-needed financial resources for the ALS community.

You can make a secure online donation via PayPal here, or mail your gift here:

RASCALS Foundation

P.O. Box 31834

St. Louis, MO 63131

How is your money used?

RESEARCH GRANTS

On your behalf, RASCALS has made annual contributions to ALS research centers so they can keep searching for answers and treatments.

The Neuromuscular and Clinical Neurophysiology Services Group of St. Louis University was a 2013 recipient.

HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The financial burdens of ALS are as horrific as the disease itself. So each year we present college scholarships to members of families affected by ALS.

The scholarship awards are based in part on applicants’ original essays that address “How ALS Has Influenced My Life.”

RASCALS GIVES 100%

The Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS (R.A.S.C.A.L.S.) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity.

You can be sure that 100%  of every dollar that you donate  goes to building awareness, treatment research and development, plus ALS family assistance.

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This is ALS Awareness Month. Please make it a point to tell someone about ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Thank you for all you do.

ALS Awareness Facts: Day 30

Fact: There are people in whom ALS has stopped progressing and a small number of people in whom the symptoms of ALS reversed

Hopefully one day soon every patient’s symptoms will be reversed, and ALS itself erased from the planet. But we need your help.

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The RASCALS Foundation is doing everything it can year-round to spread the message about Lou Gehrig’s disease. In reality, this is everybody’s disease—and there is so much more to do.

In addition to raising awareness, we also work to raise much-needed financial resources for the ALS community.

You can make a secure online donation via PayPal here, or mail your gift here:

RASCALS Foundation

P.O. Box 31834

St. Louis, MO 63131

How is your money used?

RESEARCH GRANTS

On your behalf, RASCALS has made annual contributions to ALS research centers so they can keep searching for answers and treatments.

The Neuromuscular and Clinical Neurophysiology Services Group of St. Louis University was a 2013 recipient.

HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The financial burdens of ALS are as horrific as the disease itself. So each year we present college scholarships to members of families affected by ALS.

The scholarship awards are based in part on applicants’ original essays that address “How ALS Has Influenced My Life.”

RASCALS GIVES 100%

The Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS (R.A.S.C.A.L.S.) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity.

You can be sure that 100%  of every dollar that you donate  goes to building awareness, treatment research and development, plus ALS family assistance.

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This is ALS Awareness Month. Please make it a point to tell someone about ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Thank you for all you do.

ALS Awareness Facts: Day 29

Fact: Greater than 50% of all persons with ALS live more than 3 years after diagnosis

Although the life expectancy of an ALS patient averages about 2-5 years from the time of diagnosis, this disease is variable and many people live with quality for 5 years and more.

Of all patients, more than half live more than three years after diagnosis.

About twenty percent of people with ALS live 5 years or more.

Up to ten percent will survive more than 10 years.

Five percent will live 20 years.

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The RASCALS Foundation is doing everything it can year-round to spread the message about Lou Gehrig’s disease. In reality, this is everybody’s disease—and there is so much more to do.

In addition to raising awareness, we also work to raise much-needed financial resources for the ALS community.

You can make a secure online donation via PayPal here, or mail your gift here:

RASCALS Foundation

P.O. Box 31834

St. Louis, MO 63131

How is your money used?

RESEARCH GRANTS

On your behalf, RASCALS has made annual contributions to ALS research centers so they can keep searching for answers and treatments.

The Neuromuscular and Clinical Neurophysiology Services Group of St. Louis University was a 2013 recipient.

HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The financial burdens of ALS are as horrific as the disease itself. So each year we present college scholarships to members of families affected by ALS.

The scholarship awards are based in part on applicants’ original essays that address “How ALS Has Influenced My Life.”

RASCALS GIVES 100%

The Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS (R.A.S.C.A.L.S.) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity.

You can be sure that 100%  of every dollar that you donate  goes to building awareness, treatment research and development, plus ALS family assistance.

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This is ALS Awareness Month. Please make it a point to tell someone about ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Thank you for all you do.

ALS Awareness Facts: Day 28

 Fact: No single laboratory test or procedure can establish the diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease

The patient’s medical history, physical examination, and neurological examination are usually sufficient to suggest the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

However, it is still important to conduct a full investigation to exclude other conditions and to permit a detailed understanding of the areas involved by the disease.

Since no single laboratory test or procedure can establish the diagnosis, every effort must be made to be certain that a treatable condition resembling ALS is not overlooked. A complete diagnostic workup usually includes most, if not all, of the following tests and procedures:

  • Electrodiagnostic tests
  • Laboratory tests and procedures
  • X-ray and imaging studies
  • Muscle biopsy

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The RASCALS Foundation is doing everything it can year-round to spread the message about Lou Gehrig’s disease. In reality, this is everybody’s disease—and there is so much more to do.

In addition to raising awareness, we also work to raise much-needed financial resources for the ALS community.

You can make a secure online donation via PayPal here, or mail your gift here:

RASCALS Foundation

P.O. Box 31834

St. Louis, MO 63131

How is your money used?

RESEARCH GRANTS

On your behalf, RASCALS has made annual contributions to ALS research centers so they can keep searching for answers and treatments.

The Neuromuscular and Clinical Neurophysiology Services Group of St. Louis University was a 2013 recipient.

HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The financial burdens of ALS are as horrific as the disease itself. So each year we present college scholarships to members of families affected by ALS.

The scholarship awards are based in part on applicants’ original essays that address “How ALS Has Influenced My Life.”

RASCALS GIVES 100%

The Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS (R.A.S.C.A.L.S.) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity.

You can be sure that 100%  of every dollar that you donate  goes to building awareness, treatment research and development, plus ALS family assistance.

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This is ALS Awareness Month. Please make it a point to tell someone about ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Thank you for all you do.