Help support John Carlin as he fights ALS

John Carlin needs our help as he fights the late stages of ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease). He received this difficult news in 2016, and he has been battling this disease every day since. He is not alone in this fight as his family and friends work to support John, but we are coming to a difficult time in John's battle with ALS. John is the son of Jim and Lynne, the oldest of four brothers (Patrick, Kevin and Chris), a favorite cousin to Jill, Wendy and Scott and beloved uncle to Taylor, Sean, James and Drew.
49894572_1595891637244483_r.jpeg49894572_1595891670579555_r.jpegThe average cost of ALS for a year of treatment is approximately $250,000.  This includes the cost of a full-time caregiver, 24-hour treatment, prescription drugs and therapies, skilled nursing and medical equipment.

John has spent his career in sports working for Roy Firestone and Chris Myers at ESPN, then at "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" at Fox (Chris Rose, Tom Arnold, Michael Irvin, John Salley, and John Kruk), and finally, as part of the team at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Hollywood, CA booking sports guests and managing corporate brand integrations. Working in Hollywood can be a tough business, but John has frequently been referred to as “the nicest guy in Hollywood." He values relationships and looks for what he can give to those he works with, rather than what he can take. This has made him a favorite with the sports guests he books.
49894572_15958917504086_r.jpegEven after his diagnosis, John thought of others suffering from ALS. His company rallied around him launching the Jimmy Kimmel ALS Charity Initiative  where the company provided celebrity experiences to fans with donations going to Project ALS , ONE2ONE USA Foundation  and the ALS Association Golden West Chapter . Even with all the press around the initiative, John asked not to be mentioned by name, making the focus about others struggling with this insidious disease.

Then John partnered with Major League Baseball for their 2019 Winter Meetings  to raise money for five other ALS charities through athlete and team experiences. The day MLB held the press conference for this initiative, long-time ALS patient and advocate Pete Frates passed away from the disease, showing that even with tremendous support, the effects of the disease can be devastating.

John has spent most of his life giving and helping others. Now he has mounting medical bills, needs new medical equipment and will soon have to hire a full-time caregiver. He has already lost the use of his arms and hands, and he is be unable to walk short distances.

His mother Lynne and father Jim have been working tirelessly to get John to medical appointments all over the United States to get him the help he needs as he participates in various clinical trials, but at their advancing age it is becoming a challenge. John needs our help as costs to give him the care he needs are exhausting the family's savings. Thank you so much for giving what you can to help us ease his stress so he can focus on continuing to fight ALS.
49894572_1595891549207960_r.jpegMuch love to you all!

The Carlin Family

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  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
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  • Leandra and Kevin Maddock 
    • $100 
    • 6 d
  • Daisy Torme 
    • $100 
    • 7 d
  • Mahdy Safieddine 
    • $200 
    • 13 d
  • Peter Kistela 
    • $3,100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kevin Carlin 
Organizer
Huntington Beach, CA
John Carlin 
Beneficiary
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