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I wouldn't normally post about this kind of stuff, but I kind of feel that I need to this time.... :
As some of you know, my dad works for the Sheriffs Office here in our county. One of the road officers, who my family has known for years, had a son that was diagnosed with cancer when he was just little. (Hes a year older then me.) Well, withing the last month or so, things went downhill, and Joey has only been given just a couple weeks to live. Understandably, the family is pretty upset. His dad, Dan, has taken the next month or so off of work to be with his son, but most of the time he has taken without pay... and they were already about seriously in debt with medical bills.
So... the Police Group that I do a lot of volunteering for has set up a donation collection committe, and I am "on" this committee.... and I kinda feel that I need to tell everyone that I can about this.... Dan just needs to spend time with his kid before he dies... and the sheriffs dept. won't pay for it. So, I asking that anyone that wants to help to please do! Just e-mail me if you're interested, I can't tell you how much it would mean to Dan and Joey and the rest of their family... and not too mention how much it would mean to me.
I normally don't post this kind of stuff.. so if its not allowed or something, just delete it.
I know that divers are incredibly caring people... so I thought that maybe a few people would consider helping.
Another option may be to take up a collection of un-used sick days from fellow deputies. We do it here when there's an emergency like this one. Last year our friends little daughter died of cancer, we held a benifit to raise money, and also, all the cops donated sick days to the deputy to allow him time with his daughter. Best wishes to the family
We're doing that as well... but were having some trouble with the department... and there not letting us donate as much time as we would like.... so setting up a donation is the only way for us to be able to do anything..... were going to continue to keep working on it though!