WHO WE ARE
The Cerna Foundation was created on the principle that helping our elderly is not only charitable, but a necessity. Our Elderly have created everything we know and value in our country. They have fought world wars, created our value system and are a dwindling asset that every American should cherish and spend more time getting to know. Many of our elderly live below the poverty level, faced with the costs of in-home aid and attendance. The Cerna Foundation raises money, awareness and volunteers to help combat this problem head-on. We not only want our elders to have the care and attention they deserve, but also to share and pass on their knowledge and values to the next generation.
Cerna Homecare’s Care Management team has taken on another complex and heartbreaking case. Kyle Osborne, a 19-year-old southern California resident and college student at Washington State University (WSU) was hit, then run over by a car on November 24, 2019. The accident happened when Kyle was home for Thanksgiving break. The outpouring of support, love and kind words for Kyle are testament to the quality person he is.
Debbie Ovadia Cech and Doug Cech’s son Hunter, my nephew, was a healthy 5 year old boy enjoying Kindergarten and loved playing outdoor sports such as soccer, snowboarding, and riding ATV’s. In October 2019, Hunter was diagnosed with Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare polio-like condition that led to his sudden paralysis below the neck.