Hundreds gather to support LSC teacher Angie Houston

Edgelea Elementary School teacher Angie Houston was diagnosed with ALS three years ago. As her symptoms get worse friends and family are stepping up to help.

Posted: Feb 29, 2020 11:06 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2020 12:03 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Edgelea Elementary School teacher Angie Houston has impacted the lives of many, that's why hundreds are helping her during a time of need.

On Saturday, friends, family, and former students worked to raise money for her medical necessities. Houston was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s diseases also known as ALS three years ago. This disease causes ongoing muscle weakness.

For Houston, it's now starting to progress significantly. Their goal is to raise enough money to purchase a car with a wheelchair lift.

Tina Giltner, event organizer and close friend of Houston said she deserves all the love coming her way.

“She's just been touching lives for a long, long time and we need to give back,” said Giltner. “She's an amazing soul and so many people love her, we need to show her that we love her and this is a good way to do it.”

The event is called "Angie's Kindness Rocks" because of an initiative Houston started with her students. She had them paint river-rocks and place them in the community to bring a smile to people who find them.

Houston has been a teacher for 30 years. 

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