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Vickie Shankles

ALS Warrior

Vickie was diagnosed with ALS in August of 2021. She has faced her diagnosis with bravery and strength, tackling each obstacle as it comes along. She has been an inspiration to those around her and has shown us that even when facing the darkest situations, there is a way to see the light.

Vickie's family has always been her top priority. Vickie is happily married to Rick, they have loved and supported each other for the past 31 years. They have been by each other's side through the easy and the tough times, always finding a way to come out of the tough times stronger. Even with something as difficult as an ALS diagnosis, they have found a way for it to bring them even closer together. Vickie was a stay-at-home mom for their three children, Amanda, Richard, and Cameron. Vickie made it possible for all of them to do any extracurriculars they wanted. She got them to every practice and was in the stands for every game. Vickie was always her children's number one fan. She always was available for them, whether it was venting about coaches or friends or running to get last-minute supplies for a school project. Even now as her children are adults, she still shows up to watch them play in rec leagues and coach youth leagues and is always a phone call away to listen to whatever is on their minds. Vickie has made sure her children always know they are loved and cared for.


In her spare time, Vickie loved to bake beautiful desserts. She enjoyed creating new recipes and trying new designs. She put her best into each cake, making it look as perfect as possible. Even though ALS has changed what this hobby looks like for her, she still loves "supervising" Rick recreating her favorite recipes.


Vickie Shankles
Vickie Shankles
Vickie Shankles
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