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Supporting the Ludwig Family


Support Dave Ludwig and his family in their time of need. Dave, a beloved member of the Pacifica community, has recently been diagnosed with ALS. Our community is coming together to offer prayers and support for Dave and his family during this challenging time. As we navigate this difficult situation, it's essential for us to provide both emotional and practical assistance. Alongside our heartfelt prayers and words of encouragement, we are launching the Pacifica Gift Card Giving Tree. This initiative aims to gather gift cards from some of the family's favorite places. These gift cards will serve as a lifeline for the Ludwig family, helping them cope with the financial strain brought on by medical expenses. With your generous donation, you can contribute to making their lives a little easier and brighter. Simply click the button below to make a donation, and your gift will be sent directly to the Ludwig family, offering them some much-needed relief. Thank you for your support during this challenging time.

Special Notes

Below is the letter that Dave and Victory sent to all Calvary Christian school families, which tells their story in their own words. Dear Calvary Families, It is with great sadness that we need to share some hard news with you all. As many of you know, Dave has been struggling with some neurological issues since February. On Friday, we met with a well-respected neuromuscular physician at USC, and Dave was diagnosedwith ALS. Unfortunately, there is often a misdiagnosis of the auto-immune we were told he had, as the early symptoms are quite similar. This doctor is well experienced in both disorders, and is certain that this is the road before us. We have processed a lot over these past few days. We recognize a strange relief in the certainty. The fogginess of this situation has truly driven us mad at times in the past 11 months. We are finding gratitude for a clearer path set before us, and for the opportunities we will have through USC and their approach to ALS. We are also grieving deeply. This is the nightmare that no one wants to live. And, most importantly, we are compelled to do this well. We know we have the biggest things in place to do this: our close-knit family, our deeply rooted faith, and the most incredible community a family could ask for. We have been surrounded, fed, prayed for, and loved well already, and we know the best is yet to come. In the past few months, we have learned to see a picture of God's love for us through the people around us. It is changing us. We are also praying for the miraculous, and believing He is able. We all sing the lyrics to worship songs, and we know they are written in scripture -our God is a God of miracles and of the supernatural, and we will ask Him to give us the blessing of the miraculous. We ask for His mercy day by day, and for signs of His goodness. And we will accept whatever path He sets before us, trying to keep our eyes on the eternal things, and not what we see in front of us. Our four kids (ages 13, 15, 18, 20) are ok. We are thankful for their closeness to one another, and how they are leaning in. This is a day-by-day journey for sure. Dave will start medication as soon as we have it in our hands. It should slow the progress. His plan is to be at work as much as possible, and to continue to show up in all the ways he can. We praise God for our life, and the abundance of blessings. Please continue to do life alongside us, with as much normalcy as we all can find. It will help us with the road ahead. Please pray pray pray. We have a multitude of people all over the country praying for us. With so much love, Dave and Victory