The kind comedian highlights the incredible strength of a friend who is truly suffering.
You might be familiar with the actor and comedian Kevin Nealon from his roles in comedies such as Blended and Father of the Year.
However, far from the Hollywood lights, Nealon, who was raised a Catholic and received a Catholic education, is also using his fame to help others in need.
Recently, the dad-of-one shared a cause that was close to his heart on his Twitter account.
In his comment, the actor took the time to explain what his friend Reggie Bibbs, whom he describes as “the kindest and most loving person I have ever met,” has been through while coping with a severe facial disfigurement caused by neurofibromatosis — a genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on the nerve tissues.
While the disorder has a noticeable visual impact — including a 49-pound tumor on Bibbs’ left leg — a person living with neurofibromatosis often has to endure many other difficulties, such as problems with vision, impaired skeletal growth, neurological difficulties, potential cancerous tumors, issues with breathing, and many more.
And as Nealon explained in his Tweet, Bibbs has not only had to struggle with his physical differences that left him stuck in his bedroom, but also with some harrowing personal issues, including the loss of his beloved mother.
An extraordinary spirit
However, this has not stopped the 58-year-old from keeping up his “extraordinary spirit” and believing “something better was coming,” as the funny man was quick to share.
In highlighting Bibbs’ challenges, Nealon is hoping that people might help out with the fundraiser mentioned in his Tweet that will give the courageous “Reggie B” some housing security.
Incredibly the GoFundMe has already surpassed its initial goal of $133,000, and hopefully with the friendship and support of people like Nealon, Bibbs can continue to see all the joy that life can offer, even when the daily challenges might seem insurmountable.