Report by Paula Antolini, March 28, 2021, 9:05AM EDT
Thanksgiving of 2018 the Bethel Police Department reached out to the Bethel community asking for support. Maddie, the daughter of Bethel Police Detective Frank O’Farrell, had been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.
Not only was the outreach and support outstanding, but it truly made a difference. After extensive treatments, including multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, we are overjoyed to officially share that Maddie’s scans have been cancer free since September of 2019!
With intensive therapy, a tenacious attitude, and the love of those around her, Maddie has made incredible strides…even walking nearly three and a half miles with her close friends this past weekend!
To celebrate Maddie’s miraculous recovery, we are proud to show our continued support of Circle of Care. May 1st and 2nd a virtual 5k will be taking place to raise funds for families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer. As an ambassador for Circle of Care, and their 2021 5k Champion, Maddie is leading a team and would love for you to participate!
To join Maddie’s team, or to show support through a donation, please click the link below and simply search for the team name.
Team Name: Team Strength