In June 2020, Chad suffered a Gran Mal seizure while at home. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Malignant Oligodendroglioma, and had brain surgery shortly after. Chad is still recovering and the doctors have NOT yet cleared him to return to work.
Chad is 34 years old and he and his wife, Nikki, live active lifestyles and exercise regularly. Chad has always been in good health so this especially took them by surprise MONTHS after their youngest son was born. Chad and Nikki married in 2017 and together they have 3 boys – Riley (11), Logan (9) and Hunter (10 months). They also have an 8 year old Bull Mastiff (Greg).
The McElroys love their family time and being outdoors. They frequent the pool, beaches and like to go fishing at the nearby lake. Chad has played ice hockey since middle school. It is a passion of his that he now gets to enjoy watching his two older boys participate in.
Chad started working for the U.S. Border Patrol in 2011 and in 2014 he moved agencies and began working with CBP, Office of Field Operations. In 2017, Chad accomplished his long time goal of becoming a member of the CBP Special Response Team, a position he very much enjoys.
Chad has exhausted leave donations from coworkers and is unsure of when he will be able to return. He has been without pay since June 2020. Please help this family during this unbelievably difficult time, especially during the holidays, any support would be MUCH appreciated!
- Reuben Felizardo
- Jessica and Ron Medina
- Christian Saulnier
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