Reporting Regine Schlesinger
(WBBM) - The colleagues of a DuPage County Sheriff’s deputy are rallying to help him after his family was hit by illness.
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Until last month, Errick Loosli was living the American dream. He’d gotten married, he and his wife had bought a home and were expecting their first child.
Then, suddenly during her pregnancy, Elizabeth Loosli was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “This cancer which initially was found in her shoulder, spread throughout her body.”
So, DuPage County Sheriff’s Police Sgt. Randy Groh says in order to begin chemotherapy immediately, doctors delivered the Looslis’ daughter two months early. The baby, named Mira, short for miracle, is still in the hospital and Elizabeth Loosli is now undergoing cancer treatment.
Sgt. Groh says the bills are mounting and the ordeal is taking a toll. “Because he’s only been at the sheriff’s office a short time, he doesn’t have a lot of sick or vacation time so he’s been taking an extreme amount of time off of work, trying to take care of his family.”
So this Saturday, at the VFW Hall in Warrenville, his friends and colleagues are hosting a fundraiser for the Loosli family.
Saturday, December 11, 6 p.m.
3 S. 371 Mignin Dr.
$ 5.00 Child
RVSP to Sgt. Randy Groh 630-673-4237
Donations can be sent to:
Loosli Family Fund
West Suburban Bank
401 N. Gary Ave.
Carol Stream, IL 60188