WCVB: Founder of Christmas in the City who is battling ALS starts research fund

The founder of an organization that has brought Christmas joy to thousands of Massachusetts families is battling ALS and has started a research fund.

“I was talking to staff and I stuttered, which I never do, and then my speech started going downhill,” Jake Kennedy said.

It started with a stutter, and because ALS runs in Kennedy’s family, his wife, Sparky, knew immediately.

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