Police provide backup to Fall River girl battling cancer

FALL RIVER — Jenelle Camara looked like a regular teenager as she texted and looked through her iPhone on Wednesday afternoon. But Camara, 17, of Fall River, was preparing to undergo another intense round of chemotherapy to fight the aggressive cancer that has targeted her spinal cord. “Cancer never goes away, unfortunately. Jenelle is going…

Siblings battling cancer visit Holbrook PD, parents get big surprise

Click picture to watch video on wcvb.com   A special visit to the Holbrook Police Department is just what the doctor ordered for 2 ½-year-old PJ Fisher. He and his sister, Jovi Fisher, are both being treated for a rare genetic cancer. “It’s retinoblastoma, cancer of the eyes. It’s a gene deformity that causes tumors…

RI Trooper: ‘I will never, ever miss another Boston Marathon’

SCITUATE, R.I. (WPRI) — Six Rhode Island State Troopers are lacing up their sneakers in preparation for the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday. Running the race will give them a chance to provide extra security along the route — but also a chance to give back to the community. Trooper John Gadrow says he was…

Holbrook family receives money for cancer treatment from police group

Cops for Kids with Cancer Chairman Robert Faherty, center, is thanked by Paul and Kate Fisher after the family was presented $10,000 from the foundation for their children, P.j. and Jovi. Both their children are undergoing cancer treatments. HOLBROOK – Standing outside the Holbrook Public Safety Building, the Fisher family accepted a meaningful gift from…

New Bedford family of 4-year-old battling cancer receives a big shot in the arm

New Bedford Police Capt. Joe Cordeiro gives Haylie Jansen an offical badge Tuesday at the downtown police station. Photos by PETER PEREIRA/The Standard-Times NEW BEDFORD — Seemingly without a care in the world, 4-year-old Haylie Jansen lay on the floor in the captain’s office at the downtown police station Tuesday, neatly coloring a drawing and carefully…

Boy’s leukemia fight boosted by cops’ charity

By Bill Tomison, with reporting by Steve Nielsen Published: November 25, 2014, 3:12 pm Updated: November 25, 2014, 7:45 pm   PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — As a 4-year-old Pawtucket boy battles T-cell leukemia, he’s getting a big emotional boost from a charity of police officers. Sebastian Calado was diagnosed with the disease back in July,…

Cops ease pain, burden for boy

Photo by: Ted Fitzgerald STEPPING FORWARD: Sheena Lopes and son Damone Clark arrive at a Dorchester police station to meet with Boston cops who are donating $5,000 toward Damone’s battle with cancer. 1 Thursday, July 31, 2014 By:Peter Gelzinis Until yesterday, Damone Clark had never set foot inside his neighborhood police station, Dorchester’s Area C-11….

Cops for Kids’ donates $5K to toddler with cancer

By Jill Harmacinskijharmacinski@eagletribune.com LAWRENCE — A 21/2-year-old Lawrence boy has $5,000 more in his fight against pediatric cancer. Daniel Gierbolini Jr. was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma in March and has already lost his right eye to the cancer. Retinoblastomas, which develops rapidly, are the most common malignant eye tumors in children. Yesterday, the non-profit charity…