Mogan’s restaurant owner diagnosed with ALS, community helps fundraise


SALIBSURY, Md. – The Salisbury community is showing support for the owner of Mogan’s Oyster House, who was recently diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Denny Mogan opened Mogan’s Oyster House in Downtown Salisbury in October of last year. He was formally diagnosed on March 10th with Bulbar onset ALS which first affects breathing, speaking and swallowing. Some of Denny’s family friends have since started a Go Fund Me to help his wife Kateryna and their two sons who are in elementary school. More than $20,000 has already been raised. Kateryna says they’re very thankful to the community for their support.

“There’s no cure but there is definitely support out there and it’s overwhelming. We are still trying to wrap our heads around it but I’m just grateful that we are here I know both my husband and I we are really thankful Per everything this community has done for us,” says Kateryna Mogan.

Money raised for the Mogan family will help pay for medical expenses, their mortgage, a college fund for their sons and possibly even a family vacation. They tell 47 ABC that they plan to keep Mogan’s restaurant open with the help of family, friends and business partners.

To learn how to donate: click here.

To see 47 ABC’s Foodie Friday at Mogan’s Oyster House: click here.

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