The Young Horse Project

Photo by Wes Taylor

Photo by Wes Taylor

Hey, Violet here! I'd like to introduce you to my friend, Earl Young. 

I met Earl and his wife Barbara when she started belly dancing at Satori Violet in 2014. As time went on, I got to know the couple even more and let me tell you: They are a gift.

In the summer of 2017, the Young's came with me to Europe. We did a lot of walking but Earl's feet were giving him hell. It wasn't until 2018 that we figured out why. He was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Our community is heartbroken that such a jerk of a disease has come to mess with our awesome friend. 

As it stands, there is no cure for ALS.

But hey, maybe we can help that change. A portion of proceeds from Fly Fusion® Online will go to fund research to find a cure for ALS, which would mean less people will have their awesome friends go through this awfulness. Hooray for that.

Thank you dearly for helping us on this mission.

A little about Earl:

Earl was born in the year of the horse, hence the name Young Horse. The Young's have three daughters, six grandchildren, and two chihuahuas (Rocco and Roxy). Earl served in the navy for six years and followed that with working as a nuclear engineer for Edison. Since retiring and moving to Minnesota, he's spent his time working on classic cars, traveling with his favorite lady, playing lots of Fallout, learning some belly dance moves at Satori Violet, having D&D adventures with his buddies, and making damn good tamales for his friends.