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This fundraiser ended on 09/24/12

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This is the Steven Deal fundraiser. The funds will be used to pay his medical bills and related expenses not covered by insurace.

Steven Deal is a forty-one year old police officer with the Longmont Police Department in Colorado. He has served the City of Longmont as an officer for twelve years and has achieved the rank of Master Police Officer.
In August of 2001 Steven suffered a major attack of pancreatitis. This was the start of a medical problem that he still suffers from several times a year with varying degrees of severity.
Steven has been seen by many doctors and specialists in an attempt to deal with his pancreatitis attacks. Over the years he has spent days and even weeks in various hospitals enduring CT scans and endoscopic procedures. The doctors have determined that Steven's condition is idiopathic, meaning they know what is happening but they don't know why.
Basically Steven's pancreas isn't functioning properly and occasionally his enzyme imballance causes extreme pain. The only way to get over a pancreatic attack is to not eat solid foods and to control the pain with medications until the enzyme levels return to normal. These attacks have strained Steven and his family emotionally, mentally and financially.
Steven has midical insurance, but he has exceeded his coverage annually since 2001.
On April 7, 2012 Steven became very ill and could not work. After years of battling with pancreatitis attacks he had drained all of his leave time and was placed on leave without pay for several weeks.
Steven recently returned to service for our community, but a combination of his on-going battle and his recent leave without pay has caused his family to struggle.
Please help Steven and his family. They have two battles now. One is dealing with Steven's pancreatitis and the other is regaining their financial security.
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