The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is working to support one of its own as she battles breast cancer.
Monica Hale, who has worked as an intake clerk, lives in Barrow County with no family still around to take care of her.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. When she was in remission in 2012, Hale began working at the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office the next year.
However, the cancer returned and spread throughout her body, categorized now as Stage 4, in October 2014.
Hale isn’t at work these days. She’s at home recovering from chemotherapy treatments.
But, Hale’s co-workers haven’t forgotten about her.
Support Sgt. Dallas Pope and others began an online fundraising account on GoFundMe where friends and supporters can donate money to help Hale pay for her treatment expenses.
With no family around, her coworkers are stepping up to help her through.
While Pope wasn’t able to be interviewed, she wrote on the fundraiser page, “Monica is the sweetest person you would ever meet and all I ask is that you help us help Monica win this fight.”
So far the “Monica Hale Beat Cancer Fund” online has $1,559 in donations. More than 400 people have shared it online, and it’s still open to anyone wishing to donate.
Visit https://www.gofundme.com/2qr7j3w to donate.
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