The Rockford Family’s Story

Donate online via the proceeding link or mail checks  to Rockford Benefit, 413 Aintree Chase, Sherman, IL 62684 or donate at any Bank of Springfield Location.  For more information about the efforts to help the Rockford family, contact Annette Fulgenzi 217-414-5115 or Jeff Fulgenzi 217-741-3905.



Steve Rockford is a 43 year old husband and father of five amazing children. Steve and his family received the devastating news that he has ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for which there is no cure.

Lou Gehrig’s Disease otherwise known as ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a fatal disease which affects the motor neurons, the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movement.  For mostly unknown reasons, ALS causes motor neurons to die and the muscles they control to become weak and then paralyzed.IMG_2499

Steve, a Special Education Teacher at Southeast High School, and his wife, Tammie, an Early Intervention Service Coordinator at the Sangamon County Public Health Department, are high school sweethearts.   They and the “Fab Five,” a nickname coined by their proud parents, are a strong part of youth and high school athletics, and have been making a difference in the lives of young people in our community.

Steve & Tammie Rockford

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The family currently lives in Steve’s modest childhood home near Lanphier High School and soon the 2 story house will not be functional for Steve and his family. The Raise the Roof for the Rockfords effort is building the family an affordable, accessible, low maintenance home while trying to keeps costs in line with their current mortgage.

The House that Love Built

The House that Love Built

Please help us support this extraordinary family and ensure they have the resources they will need in the months and years to come.

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