ALS donation

Pictured, from left: Bruce Nedrow, Jeramey Etherton, Valerie Nedrow, and their son Brandon Nedrow.

Bruce and Valerie Nedrow, of Mayfield, were presented a $3000 check from Paint For A Cure, a nonprofit that lends support to those affected by ALS.

The Nedrows both grew up in Mayfield, and attended Mayfield High School in the 70’s, where they met. They both attended Mayfield First United Methodist Church. They have four children and 11 grandchildren—including triplet granddaughters.

Bruce spent 23 years at a local tire making facility and then spent seven years working as a HVAC service technician. He then worked as a service technician for the Mayfield School System until he was diagnosed with ALS.

Valerie is a retired professor with 27 years of service at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah, Kentucky.

Paint For A Cure was founded by Phoenix resident Eric Weinbrenner. On November 27th, 2019, the day before Thanksgiving, Weinbrenner was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (also known as ALS). After receiving this overwhelming news, he turned to painting as a way to cope. This became a creative outlet to calm his nerves and mind, allowing him to shift his focus from his diagnosis to his art. Eric realized the healing power of creativity and was inspired to start Paint For A Cure. Paint For A Cure lends support to those affected by ALS. Their main goal is to provide medically accessible housing and monetary assistance to ALS patients and their families who cannot afford these necessities.