Former White House chef with ALS heading to D.C.

Eric Amador was diagnosed with ALS in October of 2014.

Eric Amador is a 26-year Navy veteran and former White House chef for President Bush and Presidential Obama.

Eric was diagnosed with ALS in October of 2014.

Today, Eric is confined to a wheelchair and uses a computer to communicate.

On Wednesday, Eric visited FOX26 Great Day with his wife, Toni, and two children, Ryann and Eric Jr.

Eric and his family will be traveling to Washington, D.C. on Friday to speak on the Senate floor, advocating for patients with ALS, and the need to speed up the process for SSI benefits when a person is diagnosed with ALS.

The life time expectancy for a person diagnosed with ALS is 3 to 5 years, so the need for immediate benefits is critical.

You can help by making a donation by clicking here to visit The ALS Association Golden West Chapter online.

You can also make plans to participate in the Central Valley Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday, October 29th at Woodward Park.

Click here for more about the walk.

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