- Richard BlumenthalUS Senate - Connecticut
***Please help my brother get his life back*** A victim of Cancer prejudice
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We are sending this message as a last resort for our brother, a husband and dad, Officer Andrew Wall of the Monroe, Ct Police Department and his family.
Andy was diagnosed with terminal stage four Glioblastoma brain cancer in September of 2015. He was told to prepare for the worst. This is an unforgiving, fatal cancer. It is through sheer determination to live, bravery, the fantastic clinical trial department at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the grace of God that Andy is in full remission. He is ready and very able to return to a job that he loves.
He has served the community of Monroe as an exemplary and decorated officer for over 20 years. He is well-loved and supported by local business owners and townspeople alike. Andrew has been to hell and back fighting for his life when he was told there was no hope. He fought for his wife Lori and their 12 year old son Andy Jr.
The problem being that the chief of police, John Salvatore, decided the two Doctor notes clearing Andy for work weren't acceptable to him. They were however acceptable in ending his disability payments, as he was cleared to work (head spinner). Andy has medical clearance notes from Dr.Kloss, Head of Oncology at Danbury Hospital and Dr. David Reardon Clinical Director at Center for Neuro-Oncology at Dana-Farber Boston. Both Doctors are well renowned, particularly Dr. Reardon who also did Senator McCain's recent brain surgery. How a Police Chief could suppose his knowledge some how supercedes two dedicated and highly knowledgeable Oncologists is anyone's guess.
Nobody knows better the challenges an officer faces than Andy, after being on duty over 20 years and working through the Sandy Hook tragedy. He believes deep in his heart that he can do the job in full capacity and with honor.
Six and a half months later the department STILL hasn't give him a return date. Officer Wall would like to start back to work as soon as possible, tomorrow even. For the well-being of himself and his family will you please go to bat for this remarkable cancer survivor.
Our family would greatly appreciate any help
The Wall and Keckler Families
- US Senate - Connecticut
Police Officer beats brain cancer now has to battle the town to return to work
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