Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rich was diagnosed with AFib in December and then leukemia in January. He started his first round of rigorous chemotherapy treatment in February and his second round in March. Shortly after that he was infected with COVID-19 possibly while on duty.
Rich has been a Cook County Sheriff's Deputy for 27 years. He's been married for almost 25 of those years to the love of his life, Cindi O'Brien. They have three beautiful children, Katie (23), Amy (21), and Zach (17).
We are taking this day-by-day and praying so hard for Rich to come out of this. We are asking for all the love, hugs, and prayers you can send right now.
Many people have asked how they can help the O'Brien family during this scary and uncertain time. If you feel so inclined, we are accepting monetary donations. These funds will go directly to the family to help with groceries, bills, and other expenses.
We appreciate all the love, support, and prayers you've sent so far. Keep those prayers coming!!! We are praying so hard for a miracle!!