It has been said, when times are tough, you learn who your real friends are.
Former North Little Rock Police Officer Micah Sexson knows he still has a friend with the city police department.
Sexson was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or ALL, last July at the age of 33.
“It was decided that Micah would attack the disease aggressively and after undergoing radiation, he underwent a bone marrow transplant followed by another round of radiation,” reads a release issued by the North Little Rock Police Department.
Prior to his employment with the FBI, he served as a North Little Rock police officer for eight years.
“While serving at the police department, Micah was an investigator in the Narcotics Unit and was a member of the department’s elite SWAT Team,” states a press release.
Micah and his wife of 14 years, Courtney, have four young children.
“They need your help by participating in the Light The Night walk on Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The walk will raise money for research, financial aid, co-pay assistance programs and support groups for blood cancer patients of Arkansas.”
The public is asked to join Team Sexson today by registering to walk or by making a donation as a virtual walker http://pages.lightthenight.org/gat/LR13/TeamSexson.
“Your participation in the Light The Night Walk will save lives today. Be sure to check our team website frequently to see our progress, and thanks for your support,” reads the release. “Together we can fight and find a cure for cancer…Someday, is today.”
By supporting Team Sexson with a donation, people are helping the fight to cure Leukemia and Lymphoma.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds lifesaving research and support for people battling cancer.
“The efforts of our friends, families and corporations culminate in this inspirational, memorable evening walk to be held in over 200 communities each fall across North America,” reads the Arkansas The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s official release.
This year’s walk is slated for Thursday, Sept. 19, at the River Market Amphitheater in Little Rock with registration opening at 5:30 p.m. The walk will take place at 7:30 p.m. and will entail a one-mile route.