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Former Ravens cheerleader holding fundraiser for ALS

Posted at 6:02 PM, Feb 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-18 03:48:58-05

BALTIMORE — We all need a cheerleader in life, especially when we face a challenge to our life.

Ali Kraus and Samantha Conley became best friends while cheering for the Baltimore Ravens. Samantha’s dream was to move to Denver, which she did. Within three blinks of an eye, she met the man of her dreams, Brandon Conley.

At the age of 36, Brandon was recently diagnosed with Bulbar Onset ALS.

This special couple had wedding plans for May of this year, but in four weeks, 28 days, they moved the wedding up. Why? Because Brandon wanted to make sure we heard his vows.

Kraus made best buds with Sam trying out for Ravens. She has not left her side. Crushed that her best friend is suffering such heartache, she decided the only thing she would do was to put on a fundraiser.

On Sunday February 22, Brandon and Sam will fly in from Colorado and attend a fundraiser in their honor. It will be held at the Merritt Athletic Club in Eldersburg from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To donate to the Conley's Cause GoFundMe page, set up by Kraus to help the Conley's with medical costs, click here.