Groton Family Starts Dance Challenge For ALS

Derek Michaud, who has ALS, and his family started the “Dance It Out Challenge for ALS” after they posted a video of the family — his wife, Sarajean, and their two children — dancing to Madonna.

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Groton family uses dance to wage battle with dad’s ALS.

The Michaud family loves to dance. Derek, Sarahjean and their two children, Harper and Arlen, hold dance parties in their living room just for the fun of it. Even in the worst of situations, the Michauds find a way to work in some upbeat dance moves.

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The family and friends of Derek Michaud created the Dance It Out Challenge to raise spirits and funds for the 45-year-old Groton father’s battle with ALS.

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This morning we were interviewed by Mike Mullaney over at Mix Radio 104.1 in Boston. What an incredible human being! Thank You Mike… Derek and I were honored to share this interview with Dr. James Berry and Sarah Luppino from the Neurology Team at Mass General Hospital. Herman- Derek’s caregiver and both kids we also involved and it was pretty magical!