Meet the J7
Kristy and Brian were married in 2003 and began their family soon after. Micah was born in 2004, Jonah in 2005, Nate in 2007, Lucas in 2008, and Zoe Moon came home in 2012. The Jeansonne 7 live in the heart of New Orleans where they enjoy all things NOLA – Mardi Gras, the Saints, Jazz Fest, the food, and a tight-knit community.
One early morning in September 2019, as Brian was out running along beautiful Bayou St John, he noticed his left foot dragging. Eight months later, in April 2020, at the age of 43, Brian was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS has a 2-5 year life expectancy.
Ways to Support
As Brian's illness progressed, his needs grew significantly, particularly after his tracheostomy in October 2022. Initially, his wife and children managed everything, but the tracheostomy required them to seek round-the-clock care, leading to the hiring of part-time caregivers at their own expense. Unfortunately, insurance does not cover these vital caregivers, resulting in an estimated annual cost of $120,000 for Brian's care and uncovered medical expenses.
Looking to support the family and make their day brighter? Check out their wish list!
Feeding a large family can be a challenging task, but the meal train that has been running since day one of the diagnosis is truly commendable. It serves as the most tangible and practical way to support.
Blogs, Press & Social Media
Brian's gift to the world lies in his remarkable talent for writing. His words possess a unique blend of mindfulness, thoughtfulness, and raw emotion. On the other hand, writing is a new passion for Kristy, and she is continuously working on honing her skills in this creative pursuit.
Throughout Brian's journey with ALS, he has embraced the opportunity to be an advocate in various capacities. Take a look at some of the press coverage highlighting his inspiring story.
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Blove. theJ7 shop
Welcome to Blove. theJ7 shop, a boutique dedicated to sharing the legacy of Brian Jeansonne. With a strong motto of "May the last word always be love." we provide a space where our community can come together and create meaningful merchandise.
Our carefully curated merchandise is designed to inspire and remind everyone that love should always have the final say. By spreading this powerful message through our products, we aim to create a ripple effect of kindness and compassion in the world.