Ben Fund offers precious family time for officer following intensive treatment
Retired officer Dave Reynolds will be spending precious time with his family this February thanks to WMP Benevolent Fund.
Dave, 53 was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in November 2015. He underwent major surgery and has spent the last 12 months enduring intensive treatment.
His wife, Lisa, a serving officer with West Midlands Police approached the Fund for help. “Dave has coped with months of invasive treatment including isolation radiation therapy where he is kept in hospital for a period of time and we’re not allowed to see him due to his radioactivity. This has been heart breaking for our 10-year-old son.”
Dave and Lisa received the devastating news that his treatment had not been successful and that he would require even more intensive therapy.
Dave had to leave his family just a week before Christmas to undergo more isolation treatment and was only allowed home on Christmas Eve.
The Benevolent Fund was keen to help the family after all they had been through and gave them a grant to pay for a family holiday they could all enjoy together.
They plan to get away for during February half term this year to enjoy some precious family time uninterrupted by medical appointments.
“I have recently received radiation iodine treatment for a second time and hopefully by the end of this year I will be cancer free”, explains Dave.
“I would just like to say a massive thank you for all of your efforts. It hasn’t been the greatest time for me, Lisa and the family but I have to say the support of Lisa, my close family as well as friends within West Midlands Police has been overwhelming.”
We wish Dave all the very best with his continued treatment.