RET. SAN DIEGO PD ALAN ALVAREZ’s MOM NEEDS FUNDS– PLEASE HELP

$39,015 of $100,000 raised
  • Donations will be given to Martha, Alan’s beloved mother. All donations remain 501c3 tax deductible ***UPDATE***

4/27/2022

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear NLPOA Brother, Alan Alvarez. He passed away from a rare muscular disease which he has battled for several years.
Alan started his career in February 1985 as a San Diego Police Officer in patrol and recruitment. Alan served as the Terrorism Liaison Officer from 2002 through 2016, when he finally retired after 31 years. Alan contributed significantly to the community by raising money for scholarships, “Shop-With-A Cop Chair,” membership committee chair, and chair of the Christmas Train Annual Giving serving over 6,000 children.
Alan Alvarez has been an NLPOA San Diego Metro Chapter member since 1998. Alan served as the NLPOA National Director of Governmental Affairs 2004-2010. He served as the NLPOA Advocacy Chairman, 2017-2020. Alan has contributed significantly by increasing NLPOA membership and enhancing the NLPOA image. Alan was selected as the 2016 NLPOA Officer of the Year. In 2019, Alan was bestowed with the NLPOA Lifetime Membership Award. He will be sorely missed by the San Diego Police Department as well as the National Latino Peace Officers Association.

Alan Alvarez who is actually a friend to so many because of the life he has lived. It’s definitely been a life of service to others. Circumstances have changed.

May he Rest In Peace

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Worsened.

His mother, Martha, is 80+ years old and has been caring for her son. However, Alan’s progression has made it physically impossible for Martha to do so on her own. With all a Mother’s love possible, she has been an angel but NEEDS our help to hire In Home Care. Alan is unable to move on his own and is currently reliant on a trach which requires medical care.

There are no medical funds nor does insurance assist. Alan and his Mother rely entirely on the Thin Blue Line Family and Friends alike to help and really need your help now. Basic Care is a minimum of $5000-$10000/month.

Alan is currently (April 15, 2021) at Scripps Mercy Hospital where he had been placed on a ventilator and received a tracheostomy. He will be rehabilitating for the next week or so and hopefully can be sent home from there.
Alan is in need of his police family.

Long time NLPOA member since 1985, current and re-elected president of NLPOA CA executive board, and board member and of SDNLPOA San Diego Metro chapter, Alan Alvarez, is in great need of financial support.
In 2012 Alan Alvarez was doing his qualification at the range when he and the instructor noticed an obvious problem. From then on, what began as a stiffness in his right hand, progressed into what has become a debilitating illness. In a short time the neuropathy had gone from a bit of stiffness in his arms to everything feeling heavy to dropping trays. The incessant lack of ability to use his hand moved up to the shoulder and crossed over to the left shoulder, arm and hand. From the beginning symptoms, in 2012, it took just 3 years for the same muscular atrophy to move into his legs.

What the doctors at first thought was ALS, was now diagnosed as Progressive Muscle Atrophy, a distant form of ALS.

With all of his mental faculties still quite normal and expected to remain that way, he is challenged in many ways due to his progressing physical disability.

Alan, also having to overcome his mental and emotional challenges having been a very active Police Officer for many years, he has come to understand that he is in need of financial assistance to help with his general well being.

For many years, Alan served within the San Diego Police Department and he also served in many capacities within the National Latino Peace Officers Association. He currently still voluntarily serves as the President of the California Board of the NLPOA.

Alan’s 58th birthday is on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Any support that you can provide during this very difficult time would be greatly appreciated.

This campaign has been created in addition to a prior campaign. Circumstances have evolved and it was mutually decided that a new campaign with updated information was in Alan’s best interest.

Funds are given directly to Martha.

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Donation Total: $100.00