SULPHUR, Okla. (KTEN) — When Murray County Undersheriff Jay McClure learned he had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis — ALS — family and friends felt that they had to find a way to support him and his family.

Melissa Heitland thought to sell red wristbands with a positive message: "No one fights alone."

"I've sold close to a thousand bracelets," Heitland said. "Everybody in the community has been wonderful about making donations."

Wristbands are available at local shops in Sulphur like Hobbs Pharmacy and Sooner Pharmacy, for $5 or a donation. 

Sulphur merchants are selling red wristbands to support Undersheriff Jay McClure.

 At such a difficult time for McClure, he hasn't been short of words in expressing gratitude for his town.

"There's no other place I'd rather be than here," he said. "The outreach, it's been great. I live in a great community."

All of the proceeds will go towards the McClure family, with a family vacation as the end goal.

Undersheriff McClure said he's learned a lesson from the experience.

"The days absolutely fly by. You need to enjoy it and make sure that you spend it with your kids," he said.