Retired Police Officer Lenny Crawford


Leonard Crawford is a 48-year-old retired NYPD Police Officer. Lenny was appointed to the New York City Transit Police Department in July 1986 and after 20 years of service he retired on July 30, 2006.  Lenny and his wife Georgina have been married for 22 years and have raised their children Lenny, 17, and Rebecca, 13, while residing happily in Smithtown for the past 19 years.

Recently Lenny was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. ALS is a terminal disease with no known cure and a life expectancy of 2-5 years from date of diagnosis. There are only about 30,000 people living with ALS in the United States. Every year there are nearly 5,000 new cases, but nearly the same number of ALS patients pass on. ALS is a disease that weakens every muscle in your body until they become paralyzed. Over time, a person suffering from this disease will lose the use of their arms, hands and legs. They will lose the ability to swallow, talk and breathe. Many ALS patients will only be able to move their eyes to communicate. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. The costs to families providing for a family member with ALS can be upwards of $125,000 to $150,000 a year. In the end it leaves families not only grieving the loss of a family member, but at a financial loss also.

We hope donations from others will make it possible for Lenny to  purchase equipment needed for himself so it can make his life more comfortable. Every dollar raised goes directly to the Crawford family. Any and all efforts made to assist in this important cause would be greatly appreciated and would help ease the burden of this horrible disease that has been placed upon the Crawford family. 

Donations can be made directly to the family by check.  Made out to:

Leonard Crawford 
Leonard Crawford Fundraiser
120 Wilbur Place Ste F
Bohemia, NY 11716