Officer Duffy is in desperate need of medication that was denied to him after a unilateral insurance change by an unappreciative and uncaring employer, the Township of Byram. Seeking to save money, Todd’s benefits were changed without his consent or any consideration for his health and welfare. This insurance change resulted in him being denied very important medicine that slowed the progression of ALS by making him strong enough for therapy and allowed him much better quality of life.
Even though his fellow officers have sought every remedy since the June 1st change, the Township of Byram refuses to budge and purchase or provide Todd’s much needed medicine. Changing back to the prescription plan that Todd was enrolled in prior to the change would most likely do the trick but instead of meeting their obligation and living up to the commitment they made to Todd, they chose litigation instead. Rather than spend money on medicine they spend it on attorneys. While the township and their attorney play cat and mouse with the PBA, days go by that Todd can not get back. The cost to him is enormous.
This is where the community comes in. The PBA is hosting this dinner to raise money to help fill the gap left by the callus reduction of Todd’s benefits. Please help this officer who helped so many as a member of the Byram Police, Lakeland Emergency Squad and dedicated church member. All donations will go directly to Todd and his wife Jen and will be used for Todd's care and comfort.
Please help us show the Duffy family how much the community cares.
This post and the accompanying photos have been approved by the Duffy family in hopes that it will help everyone understand just how important this effort is.
Tickets to the dinner can be purchased by sending your check to PBA Local 138, PO Box 520, Andover, NJ 07821.
Include a list of names and the tickets will be held for you at the door.
If you can't attend the dinner and you're interested in sending a donation, send a check to the same address and put "Duffy Family Donation" on the memo line or use this page to send your message of support and donation.
Lastly, it has come to our attention that calls are being made requesting donations for the Dining for Duffy dinner.
Please remember that the PBA NEVER uses telephone solicitation for any event or purpose.
If you have received a phone call requesting donations please report it to your local police.
Thank you for your help and please keep Todd and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
- Joe Luistro
- Phil Cawley
- Phil Cawley
Organizer and beneficiary
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