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Giant Central Texas Elephant Exhibit Raises Awareness for ALS

Posted at 9:28 AM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 10:28:18-05

WACO, TX — Elephant lovers have a special opportunity this weekend to experience a collection, fitting for Texas and elephants this weekend, while helping raise awareness about ALS.

The star of the show? Brenda Gay. Gay has a heart to match her Texas-size collection of elephants. She is a veteran who served 23 years in the military. After her time in the military she found other ways to serve, volunteering at the DOM in the VA.

Gay now suffers from ALS, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Her diagnosis came in May of 2018. The lifelong giver is now on the receiving end, no longer has the able to eat on her own or to talk.

Her family decided to give something to someone who has given so much.

Gay’s family has been creating an exhibit with her collection of 42 years worth of elephants.

The have been putting it together for 7 months, finally revealing it to her this week.

With Gay’s giving heart, she is choosing to share it with the public as a way to raise awareness for ALS.

The collection, with thousands of elephants, is available for the public to visit Saturday, from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at 2460 Flat Rock Road.

For updates on Brenda Gay, visit the Brenda’s Journey Facebook Page.