Bedford Teenager Receives Generous Donation From Cops

By Ryan O’Connor, Bedford Patch

Rebekah Lurvey was a normal preteen girl, attending school at Ross. A. Lurgio Middle School and cheerleading for the Bedford Jaguars prior to a diagnosis that shook her life to the core.

bedford-teen2Now, the 13-year-old is fighting a daily battle with a rare form of cancer called Paraspinal Sarcoma.

On Thursday, Aug. 22, Bab Faherty, Chairman of Cops for Kids with Cancer (CFKWC) – a non-profit organization of active and retired police officers – presented Rebekah and her mother, Sharon Angel, with a $5,000 donation to aid in everyday expenses and in medical bills associated with Rebekah’s diagnosis and treatment.

Bedford Police Chief John Bryfonski and Officer Robert Lavoie were also present at the event, which took place at the Bedford Public Safety Complex on Constitution Drive.

Last December, the Union Leader published a feature on the brave teen who is battling the aggressive cancer with all her strength.

Donations are being accepted to the Lurvey/Angel fund at TD Bank North, 141 South River Road, Bedford, NH 03110.