When a friend was diagnosed with ALS we realized that he and his family needed help. They needed financial advice, fundraiser tools and a plan for dealing with their devastating news. A small group of us came to his aid with conviction, persistence and a “can do” attitude. What we learned helped us formulate a model that could be used by others who suffer similar situations. The result is FACT Relief, a non-profit and grassroots organization that provides financial and fundraising tools to help communities rally support for individuals and families facing the financial burden of catastrophic injury and terminal illnesses.