by Patriot staff
WEBSTER – Three-year old Brady Smith’s family received a $5,000 donation from Cops for Kids with Cancer, thanks to the efforts of Webster Detective Gordon Wentworth.
Brady’s family, parents and grandparents, were on hand for the presentation last week Tuesday, along with members of the Fire Department, EMS, Police Department and Board of Selectmen.
Cops for Kids with Cancer is a Boston-based charitable organization comprised of active and retired police offers dedicated to helping kids battle various types of cancer. All the funds raised by the non-profit go directly to kids with cancer and their families. Its mission is to help, in a small way, with the changed lifestyle accompanying a very sick child.
Cops for Kids with Cancer takes applications through police officers, and in this case it was Detective Wentworth who contacted the organization on Brady’s behalf.
Brady was diagnosed this spring with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma , a cancer that develops from nerve cells found in several areas of the body and most often affects children age five and under. Brady’s tumor is on the adrenal gland. He will have to undergo treatments, including chemotherapy, for many months.
The community has stepped up to help the Brady’s family financially. In addition to the Police Department’s Cops for Kids with Cancer donation, the Powerhouse Gym held a fundraiser for Brady last month as well. Upcoming are a golf benefit tournament scheduled for October 20 at the Dudley Hill Golf Club and a chicken BBQ planned by the Knights of Columbus for October 28 in North Grosvenordale.
For updates on Brady’s progress and fund raising schedules, go to www.bradysmission.com
- Monday, 15 October 2012
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