Cyndy from Oklahoma

I’m the wife of an Oklahoma police officer who was diagnosed with throat cancer last October. This hit us pretty hard. He went from a healthy, never sick, strong cop to an almost bedridden cancer patient in a matter of a few weeks being fed by a tube. The over-the-counter meds and feeding tubes were not covered by insurance almost broke us financially. I am medically retired and disabled. Due to nine spinal surgeries, my check and his straight sick leave is just not enough to cover expenses. We need a tax break and AARP to fight for us at the state and federal level.

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