The voice of 911 needs help!

$10,908 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 61 months
Whenever you pick up the phone to report an emergency you're greeted by someone on the other end of the phone, a 911 dispatcher. The dispatchers are the very front line of emergency response. Often times they have to deal with an extremely chaotic situation and try to figure out where to send the help to.
These men and women are some of the hardest working on the force! Not only are they trying to look after first responders but the public as well. This thankless job requires these men and woman to work crumy hours and they often have to miss out on holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates because 911 never closes. A colleague of mine, Amber Skall, a 911 dispatcher with Ventura Police department has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at the VERY young age of 31.
For me, I had no idea what stage 4 cancer meant. It means the cancer started in one place and spread to other organs. In Amber's case it meant her cancer started in her colon then spread to her liver and one of ovaries which had to be removed. Her bout with cancer has taken a toll on her. After spending nearly three weeks in the hospital she had to go out on medical leave due to this illness. Amber is one of the kindest souls you will ever meet, I guess that figures since she works in Public Service.

Her long road ahead is going to be tough. She is currently in treatment to help shrink the leisons on her liver. This treatment is taking a toll on her body. Chemotherapy is a rough road. I know what you're thinking, why should I donate my hard earned cash to someone I dont know? That's a good question and I have one answer. She would do the same for you. If the roles were reversed, she would give the shirt off her back to make you more comfortable.
Thank you everone for reading this and for any and all help. Even if its just in the form of positive thoughts and prayers send out into the world. Eveything is very very much appreciated.
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Beth McCormick
61 months ago

Pray and fight hun .. looks like u have alot of support and u have support coming from TPS Dispatcher/911 Calltaker too ... kick Cancers butt and fight hard

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Shannon King
61 months ago

God bless you! Praying for a quick recovery! Love coming your way from this Cal Fire San Diego dispatcher

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$10,908 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 61 months
Created June 25, 2014
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$50
Michael Antonio
53 months ago

Amber, I'm sorry it took so long for me to find this. Get well soon.

$25
Anonymous
58 months ago
$50
Anonymous
59 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$388
Kary Hardman
59 months ago

On behalf of California Highway Patrol

CV
$50
Chris V.
59 months ago
SK
$30
Stefan Kuester
59 months ago

Never give up!

$100
Anonymous
59 months ago
RG
$40
Raul & Maria Gutierrez
59 months ago

Fabian keeps us updated and we are thinking of you every day.

$100
Anonymous
59 months ago
$25
Anonymous
60 months ago
Beth McCormick
61 months ago

Pray and fight hun .. looks like u have alot of support and u have support coming from TPS Dispatcher/911 Calltaker too ... kick Cancers butt and fight hard

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Shannon King
61 months ago

God bless you! Praying for a quick recovery! Love coming your way from this Cal Fire San Diego dispatcher

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