Bossier City officers held a fundraising lunch Wednesday to help one of their own cope with his son’s brain tumor. Members of the Bossier City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 39 raised $10,826 at the event that was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Liberty Garden at the Bossier City Municipal Complex.
Proceeds of this and future fundraisers will benefit Jackson Kennedy, the 6-year-old son of Bossier City police officer Jeremy Kennedy. “Jackson has been diagnosed with a brain tumor that will require surgery,” city spokesman Mark Natale says in a release. “Proceeds from Wednesday’s fundraiser will be used to help defray medical expenses that are not covered by insurance.”
The youth and his family are at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas where he is receiving treatment and undergoing testing, Natale said. A bank account to help with expenses also has been established at Barksdale Federal Credit Union in the child’s name. Anyone who wishes to donate to the account can do so by visiting any Barksdale Federal Credit Union location.
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