The BCPBA has raised $2550Â for Deputy Tommy O’Keefe. Please read his story below. Instructions for how you can donate follow the story.
BSO Deputy Tommy Oâ€™Keefe III has been diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, which is the most
aggressive malignant primary brain tumor inÂ humans. Tommy is Stage 4. He has undergone two craniotomies, radiation, and chemotherapy. The latest round of chemotherapy caused severe brain swelling. Treatment has been suspended. Doctors have suggested that he seek a clinical trial at MD Anderson in Texas or the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. These hospitals are considered out of network; the expenses will be astronomical.
Tommy is a third-generation police officer. His grandfather was with the Boston Police Department and his father was with Miami-Dade Police. Tommy has been with BSO for the past 12 years. He is currently assigned to the Dania Beach district as a Field Training Deputy. His sick leave will be expiring soon and his fellow deputies will be donating time on his behalf.
Due to numerous hospital admissions, treatments, and medical travel, Tommy has incurred extraordinary out-of-pocket expenses. The costs have become a financial burden on his family, which includes his wife, Jessica, and 8-month old daughter, Mackenzie.
The PBA is seeking contributions for Deputy Tommy Oâ€™Keefe through The HOPE FUND. Please make your tax-deductible donation payable to the Broward County PBA HOPE Fund. Please write Tommy Oâ€™Keefe in the memo field of the check. Mail checks to Broward County Police Benevolent Assn., 2650 W. State Rd. 84, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312.