Doug Smith, Sptbg Sheriff Deputy

$4,900 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 2 months
Sheriff’s Deputy Battle of a Lifetime

Doug Smith, Spartanburg County, SC Deputy, in the prime of life and eagerly looking forward to his retirement at the age of 62, was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, located in his intestines and liver.  Upon receiving the diagnosis, Doug began medical treatments of radical radiation and monthly injections costing $17,000 monthly.  Additionally, his oncologist is suggesting additional treatments, which are very costly and possibly can only be provided at M D Anderson (Houston, TX), and not certain of length of time these treatments needed.  These attempts are strongly suggested by his both surgeon and oncologist as methods to eradicate the cancer. 

Through lots of prayer and encouragement from fellow colleagues, Doug continues to fight this battle daily as he continues to work and struggles with staggering medical costs for these treatments.  Doug is not one to ask for assistance; however, those of us at the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office care very deeply for Doug and we are reaching out for support by way of commencing a GoFundMe, in an effort to assist him as he fights this battle of a lifetime. 
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As an advocate for Doug Smith, we are asking you to reconsider a monetary gift for a colleague, our “brother-in-blue”. At this time, our GoFundMe page has received donations totaling $4,770.00. This amount is far below the original goal for what we are anticipating his medical needs to be. If you would consider donating the amount you spend for a daily lunch or a Starbucks cup of coffee, this would ensure we reach and surpass our goal!
Doug is scheduled for a PET Scan on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 and will receive the results the following day, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. This will be the final determination of what type of treatment is required and where it will be administered. The probability is MD Anderson in Houston, TX and he must be ready to depart immediately. As a reminder, he continues to face staggering monthly costs for medical treatments. An example is one injection administered is $17,000.00 with an out-of-pocket expense of $1,200, excluding other monthly medical fees (i.e. medications, scans, doctor visits, etc.). To date, he has already had 17 procedures (i.e. both inpatient and outpatient).
Again, we are encouraging each one of you to help one of our own, ensuring he receives the medical treatment he needs and we not only reach our goal, but surpass the goal!
We are proposing a challenge to all 1st Responders throughout the United States (i.e. Law Enforcement, EMS and Fire) of $5.00 each.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and donations. A special thank you for those donations already received and to the donors, a special thank you from Doug Smith and the Civil Division. God Bless! We continue to solicit your prayers for Doug and “his fight for a life-saving treatment”!
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Update - Through everyone's generosity, total raised $340!!! Thank you so very much! God Bless!!!
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