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.
[caption id="attachment_20326" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Alan Alvarez December, 2021
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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.
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.
Update on Alan 12-2021:
~He also still needs caregivers 24 hours Sundays, 9-5 pm Mondays, 9-5 Wednesdays, 24 hours Fridays (in 2 weeks he loses his evening person), and 24 hours Saturdays starting 2 weeks from now. This is really urgent and we have received some amazing folks just from these Facebook pleas!
~Also looking for someone in construction who can donate a wood deck project so he can go outside of his bedroom and get fresh air.
~I messaged several people as well last night as he wants you to come visit. Please go see him friends. It gives Martha a break, while helping Alan's spirits.
~As always, thanks so much to all of Alan's village that do so much for him. We really appreciate it!
Love from Alan and Martha. Judi
Update on Alan 09-08-21:
Alan is back in Mercy hospital. He would be able to go to a regular room but because of trach, he is going to ICU. His doctor wanted him to go in for tests due to major swelling in his arms and hands. They admitted him with low potassium and Martha has not heard results from anything else yet.
Please pray that this is a short hospital visit and that we can get him home soon. Thank you Iris, Diana, and Colin for being there when they transported him. Encouragement from loved ones is so instrumental in keeping his spirits up. Judi
12/31/2021Praying for you and your Mom Alan.$200.00
12/31/2021Thinking of you from Marcy Worthington Greg Gjerde$200.00
12/18/2021I am always thinking about one of my first ride-alongs... You!$200.00
12/05/2021Im thinking of you and praying for you. Have a Merry Christmas Alan. Take care.$5,000.00
11/10/2021May God comfort you$1,000.00
11/04/2021From Edward Valles$50.00