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Video: Phoenix Officer Fighting Incurable Diseases, Needs Lifelong Treatment

March 26, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Phoenix Officer Fighting Incurable Diseases, Needs Lifelong Treatment

A 15-year veteran of the Phoenix police force is in desperate need of help.

“I will do anything to have him with us,” Debbie Denham, Officer Benjamin Denham's wife, told ABC 15

For the last five years, Officer Denham has lived with an invisible disease. It's an autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis, which is a rare form of scleroderma.

It is incurable and it essentially attacks a person's internal organs, but Denham has always been able to get by.

But all that changed a few months ago when doctors diagnosed him with a new disease: Polymyositis. It attacks the muscles, and it caused him a three week stay in the hospital.

While there’s no cure for his new diagnosis either, he must have lifelong treatment, done every month, in order to continue being there for his wife and four children.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with Officer Denham's medical bills. 

 


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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 3/26/2016 12:38 PM

I'm praying for you brother.

kevCopAz @ 3/26/2016 6:30 PM

As a retired Phx. PD officer/Detective I know how his fellow officers and the department will back him to the hilt. We have a way for others to give him some of their own "sick time" to cover any that he is short and PLEA (Union) will help. Our Department has always been more then fair and he is already vested in out system. God be with him and his family. Hang in there brother.

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