Daniel Nickerson – April 24, 2015

Daniel Nickerson July 25, 2008 – April 24, 2015 Beloved Son and Grandson   Foxborough – Daniel Curtis Jamieson Nickerson, age 6, went to be with God on Friday, April 24, 2015. He was the son of Carley Nickerson and Daniel Jamieson. Danny was born on July 25, 2008 in Norwood. He attended Kindergarten at…

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…

Alisha Savage – January 24, 2015

A brave Irish girl, who captured hearts on both sides of the Atlantic as she battled a rare childhood cancer, has died. Four-year-old Alisha Savage’s devastated parents, John and Michelle, who relocated from their home in Cork to the US so she could undergo specialist medical treatment, announced her death to more than 9,000 supporters…

Bradyn Hunter D’Agostino – December 3, 2014

Bradyn Hunter D’Agostino, 3, of Falmouth died on December 3. He was the son of Buddy I. D’Agostino of Plymouth and Samantha (Sears) D’Agostino of Falmouth. Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma pediatric cancer in August 2013. In addition to his parents, Bradyn leaves a brother, Bailey M. D’Agostino; grandparents Richard…

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,…