With our family move in the rear view, Mrs Squeeze and I are back in the saddle and really excited to try and drum up some help this month for a wonderful cause to help families suffering from ALS. ALS, (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also known to many as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is traditionally a gradual onset disease which affects everyone a little differently at first. It affects the nervous system resulting in a loss of physical, muscular function, with the timetable for most lasting between 3-5 years from diagnosis before the body and muscles which control breathing and functional regulation, begin to fail. There is no known cure currently, but the ALS Association works to develop treatments and drugs to slow the effects.
This brings us to this month’s donation. I’ve long followed Anthony Carbajal (find Anthony and his wonderful photography on Instagram HERE) and his knack for street photography for years now. Anthony has inspirationally lent his story and gritty photography from the streets of Redlands, California to a cause near and dear to his family’s core. Anthony suffers from ALS, as does his mom. To try and give a tiny bit of insight, he has been focusing on helping 30 families suffering from ALS over 30 days before his 30th birthday, and we’d like to try and help a little bit as well. I’d strongly suggest checking Anthony out on Instagram and following his journey. The stories of families he is aiming to help with this project read as diversely as ALS is indiscriminate in the families it affects. Anthony’s positivity and spirit are so strongly inspirational to me, and I’d like to think he will be for you too. I don’t know Anthony personally outside of interacting through Instagram, but his story and his actions have touched me in a deeply transforming way and the Mrs and I started this business hoping we could use it to benefit others as well as our family through our work. This month, we want to donate to Anthony’s project.
You don’t need to buy a camera strap to help, as you can see more about the project which was originally set up to help Anthony directly, which he then chose to use to help others, by going to the You Caring Page set up HERE. If you would like to help, and are in need of a new, hand built camera strap, Nauti Straps will be donating 10% of all sales this month to Anthony’s 30 for 30 project as well (see what we hand build HERE). I will be donating as much as I can personally, too. Anyone cool with Anthony, is tops in my book.
Please help get the word out, and let’s try to help kick some ALS.
All our best,
Team Nauti (Tyson and Rachael)