Sandra Bullock is ‘grateful’ for the outpouring support just weeks after her partner, Bryan Randall, tragically pᴀssed away due to a three-year battle with ALS at the age of 57.
The Lost City actress, 59, who is planning to scatter the late pH๏τographer’s ashes in the Bahamas, has been mourning the loss of the ‘love of her life’ since his death earlier this month on August 5.
A source told People in an article published on Friday that the star has, ‘seen the incredible outpouring of support toward ALS research since Bryan’s pᴀssing.’
‘It was very important to her that when she and his family made the initial statement of Bryan’s pᴀssing, those who were on this journey with her and Bryan, from the beginning, were recognized — with the Healey Center at Mᴀss General leading the way,’ the insider added.
‘She is so grateful to all those who have donated and is happy that out of something so heartbreaking came something so positive for others.’
‘Grateful’: Sandra Bullock, 59, is ‘grateful’ for the outpouring of support just three weeks after her partner, Bryan Randall, 57, tragically pᴀssed away due to a three-year battle with ALS
At the time of his pᴀssing, Randall’s family issued a statement to People, and asked for donations to the ALS ᴀssociation and the Mᴀssachusetts General Hospital in lieu of flowers.
A spokesperson for the ALS ᴀssociation revealed to the publication that the organization, ‘saw an additional $50,000 raised from donors in honor of Bryan and an increase of over 100,000 new visitors to our website.’
‘We are grateful for everyone who has donated, and our hearts are with Sandra and Bryan’s family. We still need support to make ALS livable for everyone, everywhere, until we can cure it.’
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a ‘nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord,’ according to Mayo Clinic, and currently there is ‘no cure for this fatal disease.’
In the full statement, the late pH๏τographer’s loved ones heartbrokenly expressed, ‘It is with great sadness that we share that on Aug. 5, Bryan Randall pᴀssed away peacefully after a three-year battle with ALS.’
‘Bryan chose early to keep his journey with ALS private and those of us who cared for him did our best to honor his request.’
The family also gave a special shoutout to the ‘tireless doctors who navigated the landscape of this illness with us and to the astounding nurses who became our roommates, often sacrificing their own families to be with ours.’
At the same time, Bullock’s sister Gesine Bullock-Prado took to her Instagram to also mourn the loss of Randall and honored her sister, who had been in a relationship with Randall since 2015.
‘Positive’ outcome: ‘She is so grateful to all those who have donated and is happy that out of something so heartbreaking came something so positive for others,’ a source told People; seen in March 2022 in NYC
‘I’m convinced that Bry has found the best fishing spot in heaven and is already casting his lure into rushing rivers teaming with salmon,’ she began.
‘ALS is a cruel disease but there is some comfort in knowing he had the best of caretakers in my amazing sister and the band of nurses she ᴀssembled who helped her look after him in their home,’ Bullock-Prado added.
Gesine concluded the post by writing, ‘Rest in peace, Bryan,’ and encouraged donations to both the ALS ᴀssociation and Mᴀssachusetts General Hospital.
The Oscar winner first met Bryan – a model-turned-pH๏τographer – in 2015, after he pH๏τographed her son Louis’s birthday.
It came five years after her messy divorce from Jesse James and her heartbreaking love life with other celebrities in the past such as Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.
Sandra and Bryan’s last public sighting together was in July 2020. The former model could be seen sending a look of love towards the actress as they arrived to an intimate gathering in Studio City with her two children.
The Bird Box star was previously married to motorcycle builder, Jesse James, from 2005 until their divorce was finalized in 2010 following allegations that he had cheated on her.
The award-winning actress has two children: Louis, whom she adopted in 2010, and Laila, whom she adopted in 2015.
Special tribute: At the same time, Bullock’s sister Gesine Bullock-Prado took to her Instagram to also mourn the loss of Randall and honored her sister; the siblings seen in March 2022 in L.A.