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Norwalk Police Officer Needs Help

$21,020 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 260 people in 8 months
Created August 28, 2018

Phil has been off workers comp since May and has used his last vac and sick days. His last paycheck was last week. If you could kindly keep Phil’s family afloat during this time.

Philip Roselle has been a dedicated police officer in Norwalk, CT for 30 years. He lives in Norwalk, CT with his wife and two young sons, ages 9 and 14. Last September, he was shot by a fellow officer in an accidental discharge at the shooting range, changing his life forever.

Phil has been a diabetic since he was 19 years old. Complications from the shooting accident have caused his kidneys to fail, and he is now on dialysis treatment three times a week. The plan was to get him on the transplant list at Yale New Haven Hospital and then begin the search for a living kidney donor.

But in order for Phil to be considered a suitable candidate for a kidney transplant, he has to be in reasonable health. Unfortunately, over the last few months, Phil has been in the hospital’s critical care unit twice. Currently, he has a blood clot in his lung which the doctors are trying to dissolve with medication. He also has a partial blockage in his heart and is awaiting a decision on treatment for that condition. All while still carrying the bullet from the shooting accident around inside him.

Financially, to say the least, this has been devastating on Phil, his wife and family.  Phil’s accumulated vacation and sick leave is at the end, which means he will no longer have an income to help support his family and cover the never-ending medical bills. To make matters worse, permanent nerve damage to his right hand caused by the shooting will prevent him from ever working again.

Phil needs two big things to survive: 

A financial lifeline to help him bridge the gap until his worker’s compensation payments take effect.
A kidney transplant.

This GoFundMe page is focusing on financial donations to help keep Phil and his family afloat as well as a potential kidney donor.

They are so grateful and thank you for any amount you feel led to give, every dollar is greatly appreciated!  

If you are interested in becoming a living donor for Phil by donating your kidney or finding out more, please contact us directly (OR contact Phil’s medical team). 

We are putting together a Facebook page so people can follow and share the story as it goes.

Thank you again, you are a blessing.
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As you know, Phil was terminated from Workers Comp in May. In the beginning of October, Workers Comp partially reinstated Phil but only from August. We have also been given the unfortunate news that the City is indemnified, and therefore, no hope for any recourse.
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For all who have reached out about possible organ donors please go to donortodonor.com

And I can’t thank you enough
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I am truly amazed by the kindness I have seen. From donations to offers of organ donations. I am happy to say that I will be delivering the funds to the Roselle family as gofundme releases them. Starting today! At least this is one portion in their life they don’t have to worry about for now!
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$21,020 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 260 people in 8 months
Created August 28, 2018
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