Former Rutgers linebacker raises money for injured trooper brother
Brian Malast was on the job as a New Jersey state trooper in 2005 when he became paralyzed from the neck down as the result of an automobile accident. Since then, he’s been forced to rely on a specially equipped van to live his life both socially and therapeutically. If there ever is an emergency, it will be this van that takes Brian Malast to get the help he needs.
Brian’s van is over 10 years old and no longer safe. It has been through the ringer and desperately needs to be replaced. Brian’s brother, Kevin, a former Rutgers football player who also played for the Tennessee Titans, is trying to fix this. Kevin has teamed up with former State Police Lt Colonel Frank Rogers to enlist the help of the State Troopers Fraternal Association and the New Jersey State Troopers Non Commissioned Officers Association to raise money to buy a new van.
This is where you come in. A GoFundMe page has been set up since Monday with the goal of raising $100,000 to cover the cost of a new van and any future repairs. So far, they have raised $66,000 and need your help to get to their goal. The Rutgers community has really helped out as well. If you’re a supporter of the police and all these brave men do on the job, please give what you can.