The Abbotsford Police Department is rallying around one of their own to raise money for an officer who has been diagnosed with terminal Cancer.
Two days ago, Constable Ryan Masales found out he has Stage 4 terminal cancer.
His colleague Constable Darryl Young started a GoFundMe page.
“He’s got Glioblastoma, which is basically the same cancer as Gord Downie has. It’s stage 4 and incurable.”
Masales’ wife is also a Constable with Abbotsford Police and the couple have a young son.
“The money is just theirs to do absolutely whatever they feel they need to do with it. We are just trying to give them enough money to take away that kind of stress and financial burden away from them.”
Masales has served as an officer for 17 years, starting in Vancouver before making the move to Abbotsford in 2010.