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Step Up for Shaika

$21,140 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 298 people in 1 month
Created August 3, 2018
Anyone that knows or has ever met our beautiful friend Shaika Ocampo has been warmed by her smile and her spirit. She is a true presence, and her enthusiasm for life is contagious. If you are lucky enough to call her a friend, then she has undoubtedly made your world brighter. But, now Shaika and her family need us. After being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32 in September of 2015, Shaika, a Chicago police officer assigned to the 007th District in Englewood, has battled like only she can—with wigs of all styles and colors, costumes, and of course a hashtag of her very own #IamShaika   Her enduring faith and positivity has astounded and inspired us all. We were heartbroken to learn that Shaika recently received the devastating news that her cancer had once again returned and was spreading aggressively. She and her family have made the agonizing decision to not seek further treatment, and instead focus on her palliative care. Almost 3 years of multiple surgeries and treatments have exhausted Shaika’s allowed medical time off, and has meant thousands of dollars in bills, which continue to come in.  Any amount you can contribute is deeply appreciated by her & her entire family. Thank you in advance!

While I have set up this page, Shaika’s sister Carmen will be overseeing this account, withdrawals, and payments. Sadly, cynically, and slightly sarcastically, I must add this disclaimer*

 

*This fundraising effort is in no way, shape or form affiliated with the Chicago Police Department. I am acting NOT in my official capacity as a Chicago Police officer, but as a human being who is asking other human beings, some of whom may just so happen to also be Chicago Police officers, to consider helping one of the BEST human beings who ever graced the planet.
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It is with a heavy heart that I post this update: on September 14th, our world got a little less beautiful and a little less colorful. Our girl Shaika passed away. But in her own words to me, she didn't die, she is "everywhere" now.

Let’s honor our new angel, by taking care of her boys-- her husband Tony and her young sons, Achilles and Max. If you’ve already donated, thank you! Your generosity has been truly overwhelming. If you know of anyone who might still want to help, please share the Go Fund Me link today.

Also, Bryan Reidy, the owner of Blue Label Clothing, has designed a t-shirt to raise money for the Ocampo family. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to them. Shirts can be purchased on line here:

https://www.bluelabelclothing.com/collections/t-shirts/products/cops-against-cancer-t-shirt
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$21,140 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 298 people in 1 month
Created August 3, 2018
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