Battle of the Badges Middleton

Battle of the Badges will be Saturday, August 10th this year and we would like to introduce you to this year’s Battle of the Badges honoree, Sean “Aquaman” Mcgrath.  Sean is 4 years old and absolutely loves everything to do with Superheroes!  He lives in Middleton with his parents, Patrick and Kelly, and two sisters, Ashleigh and Taylor.  He is the middle child, but his mom says he is ALL BOY!  Besides Superhero’s, Sean loves cars, trucks and playing outside with his two sisters and dog Bailey.

Sean was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in January of 2019.  Doctors located a large tumor on his stomach and enlarged lymph nodes in the same area.  A CT scan also showed that Sean has an enlarged lymph node on his neck, which puts him into the High-Risk Category (Metastatic Stage).  Sean is currently undergoing an aggressive treatment protocol at American Family Children’s Hospital.

Officer Rich O’Connor, Officer Kathleen Riffenburg, Firefighter Kelsey Kleist & Battalion Chief Matt Reigel had the pleasure of meeting Sean and his mother, Kelly, this past week.  Kelly describes Sean as having a contagious laugh that can make anyone smile.  Along with that awesome laugh, Sean is a happy, caring 4-year old who also has a serious sensitive side.  After meeting Sean we don’t believe anyone would disagree with Kelly.  Sean is an absolutely beautiful boy who is full of life and has a fulltime smile attached to his face!  You can’t help but fall in love with him the moment you meet him.



  • Katie Witthuhn 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Bill & Diane Kennedy 
    • $500 
    • 10 mos
  • Gary Dalgaard  
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Dan & Amy Hewuse 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Sean Kennedy 
    • $250 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Keith Cleasby 
Middleton, WI
Family of Sean McGrath 
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