Support Officer Bre Prince (Brooks)

Officer Bre Prince (Brooks) began her career in law enforcement in 2008 and has

served her communities proudly and justly since 2010. She has

performed her sworn duties for four different agencies with her

current position being with Wake Technical Community College Police

Department.

 
While on duty in May 2020, she noticed chest pains accompanied by

shortness of breath and a feeling of heaviness which was caused by the

occurrence of a pneumothorax or partial collapse of her lung. During

this episode her body was able to heal itself without the need of

medical intervention. This feeling occurred again slightly less than a

month later while on duty in June 2020. This culminated in a trip to

the emergency room where it was discovered of another collapse. While

in hospital care at UNC, it was found that multiple blebs burst

causing a hole in her lung. This required emergency surgery to remove

a small section of the lung where this occurred, the insertion of a chest tube,

and stapling of the area to assist with the closure of the hole.

A pleurodesis to deter any future collapses was performed as well.

 

A collapse of the other lung occurred while recovering from the

emergency surgery which required the insertion of another chest tube to

alleviate this collapse. However, the pleurodesis portion of the

surgery was unsuccessful allowing for another collapse. This brought

about the need for a second procedure. This second procedure was

performed at Duke hospital where the surgery, multiple collapses and a

persistent air leak led to a month long stay. She was finally approved

for a much anticipated release at the beginning of September 2020.

However, she was readmitted into the hospital this month due to

another collapse of her left lung which led to the insertion of yet another chest tube.

 

Throughout this four month period she has experienced the insertion of

seven chest tubes, two major surgeries and the unfortunate diagnosis of

having a rare lung disease called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis which was

the underlying cause of this whole ordeal. Though the most recent

surgery has shown signs of success keeping her lung from

collapsing, she is experiencing nerve damage and its effects as a

result.

 

Officer Prince continues to remain optimistic through relentless prayer and a

commitment to the doctor's recommended orders. The healing process

varies per individual so there is no specific timetable as to when she

will be able to return to work. Any contributions assisting Officer

Prince until she is able to fully return to work will be vastly

appreciated.

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 24 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Kenny Brown 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Lee Pulley 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Tiffany Daniels 
Organizer
Raleigh, NC
Josephine (Bre) Prince 
Beneficiary

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