ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s disease is a group of rare neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. Voluntary muscles produce movements like chewing, walking, and talking. The disease is progressive. Currently, there is no cure for ALS and no effective treatment to halt or reverse, the progression of the disease.
Brad has worked for the LA County Department of Mental Health for 20 years by providing counseling and managing programs. His life was full, between work, traveling to soccer and baseball tournaments and spending quality time with his wife and kids when the disease hit.
Brad and Cinda have been married 20 years and have 3 beautiful children. Becca is a college sophomore at her dad’s Alma Mater, Stanislaus State. Ryan is a Junior in High School and Emily the youngest is in 8th grade.
Just one short year ago Brad was still walking and driving to work. Today, however, he is no longer driving or walking and requires care for feeding, bathing and most things we all take for granted. A caregiver comes in while his wife Cinda is at work, but even with the best health insurance the Kysar’s have found that it doesn’t cover caregiving costs, bathroom retrofitting, and some basic equipment like a travel wheelchair.
Please kick -in for Kysar so their family can provide Brad the care and equipment he needs as they bravely face this disease.
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