Sgt. Tony Knox's Cancer Fight

$82,373 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 580 people in 32 months
Zach Nemser
on behalf of Anthony Knox
 HYATTSVILLE, MD
The Brothers and Sisters of the Robert J. King Memorial FOP Lodge 119, Hyattsville, Maryland, have started this fund to assist one of our own.
      Sgt. Tony Knox has been with the Hyattsville City Police Department since 2006. Prior to that, Tony served with the Edmonston Police Department, and the U.S. Army.
      Currently, Tony is one of our Patrol Squad Sergeants, and is in charge of the Department's K-9 section. He works faithfully everyday with his K-9 "Ori".
       Approximately 5 years ago, Tony learned that he had a tumor growing behind his left eye. The tumor was removed, and he learned that it was benign.
       Two years ago, Tony and his loving wife Meredith were blessed with triplets. Ethan, Logan, and Taylor have been providing constant entertainment and mayhem to deal with since their birth.
       And, now for the reason you're here. This summer, Tony began having some issues with his left eye again. He went to the doctor and discovered that the tumor had returned, and that the "cells didn't look good". They removed as much of the tumor as possible and began testing. Unfortunately, this time, the tumor was cancerous. Tony went to a surgeon who specializes in head and neck cancers who reviewed all of his scans. It was determined that the cancer had spread to the bone around Tony's left eye. During the month of November, Tony will be undergoing a major surgery to remove his left eye, the effected bone, and the remainder of the tumor. He will then have to have some reconstructive surgery. Chemo and radiation are likely to follow.
        At this time, we do not know how this will affect his career, but we do know that he will be out for an extensive period of time. Doctors visits (and bills) are coming fast.  We will be supporting this family as much as we can with sick leave donations, and other fundraisers, but we are asking that you join us in lifting this family up. Tony has dedicated his life to serving our country and our communities. He is a vital member of our department, and it is time for us all to make this fight easier for him.
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Please join us tonight at Malloy's Irish Pub & Grill located at 1053 State Route 3 N, Gambrills, MD 21054. We will be there from 2pm till LATE. We will have raffles, a silent auction, and #FortKnox merchandise for sale. Tony himself is scheduled to make an appearance as well! All proceeds will go directly to the Knox Family. We hope to see you there!
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I'm sorry that I haven't updated everyone recently. The past few months have been filled with good news about Tony. He was able to work his way back into good enough condition, and was released to full duty to once again run a patrol squad and work with his K-9 partner "Ori".

Unfortunately the honeymoon only lasted a couple of weeks. Tony had been having some pain in his hips and a few other issues that caused him to go back to his doctors. After a PET scan, they discovered that the cancer had metastasized into his neck, lungs and bones. It has spread, and is worse than before. Yesterday was Tony's birthday. It was the day he had to tell his squad that he was once again diagnosed with cancer, worse than before. To make matters much, much, gut-wrenchingly worse, Tony went down to Ori's crate this morning to check on him, and discovered that Ori had passed away over night in his sleep.

Tony, his family, his friends, and his PD Brothers and sisters are absolutely devastated at the loss of Ori. Tony will no longer have his best friend to help him through this next fight. It is again our turn to be there for him and his family. Once again, Tony will be out of work for an extended period of time. He still has those growing triplets and his unbelievably supportive wife to take care of. Please consider helping this family out as they absorb each of these blows that life has given them.

RIP ORI
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We learned yesterday that at this point, it doesn't look like Tony will need Chemotherapy! He will begin his radiation treatments in the coming weeks. We will be there to support him through that process.

Thank you again for the amazing support for Tony and his awesome family!
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Tony walked out of the Hospital yesterday and is resting comfortably at home. He is a pillar of strength that has wowed his doctors and surgeons. Again, we thank you so much for your support!
Tony walked out of the hospital 11/22/16
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Jim Flynn
32 months ago
5
5

The Municipal Collaboration and Bladensburg COPS program is going out to Tony's home and upgrading his insulation and air flow ($4k+) at no cost to the family to reduce is energy costs about $40 per month. Our prayers are with Tony and the family.

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Htin Linn
32 months ago

You will be fine, Tony.

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Rombout
3 months ago

Perhaps this sounds harsh, but isnt he covered by ensurance from his job? There isnt much info about this in the story and i see this a lot. Some pictures with a heartbraking story but no backstory, no info nothing

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Dorothy Lucas
22 months ago

Prayers for you and your family God Bless You!

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Julie Christine
31 months ago

This could save his life! I hope this helps. God bless! http://worldtruth.tv/oncologists-dont-like-baking-soda-cancer-treatment-because-its-too-effective-and-too-cheap/

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LouAnn Walls
31 months ago

Saying prayers for you Tony....You got this . Hugs

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JB
$1,500
John Brady
9 months ago

We are so sorry for your family's loss. We only knew him on a professional level but he was a wonderful man to know.

GM
$100
Gary & Grey Muccio & Myers
10 months ago

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. (Friends of Jeff & Carmen)

AC
$100
Al and Donna Checca
11 months ago

We will continue to keep your family in our prayers

SW
$50
Stacey Williams-Cincotta
11 months ago
LY
$50
lois yachetti
14 months ago
LD
$100
laura dyer
17 months ago
ME
$13,120
Malloy's Irish Pub Event
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
F8
$1,153
FOP Lodge 89
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
KK
$1,000
Karpinski, Colaresi & Karp Karpinski, Colaresi & Karp
18 months ago
1
1

Thoughts and prayers.

Jim Flynn
32 months ago
5
5

The Municipal Collaboration and Bladensburg COPS program is going out to Tony's home and upgrading his insulation and air flow ($4k+) at no cost to the family to reduce is energy costs about $40 per month. Our prayers are with Tony and the family.

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Htin Linn
32 months ago

You will be fine, Tony.

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Rombout
3 months ago

Perhaps this sounds harsh, but isnt he covered by ensurance from his job? There isnt much info about this in the story and i see this a lot. Some pictures with a heartbraking story but no backstory, no info nothing

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Dorothy Lucas
22 months ago

Prayers for you and your family God Bless You!

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Julie Christine
31 months ago

This could save his life! I hope this helps. God bless! http://worldtruth.tv/oncologists-dont-like-baking-soda-cancer-treatment-because-its-too-effective-and-too-cheap/

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LouAnn Walls
31 months ago

Saying prayers for you Tony....You got this . Hugs

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