WHP Helps Central Student Battling Cancer
High school is typically difficult enough. Managing classes, studying late, extracurricular events. For Ben Lucas, treating cancer is also on the to-do list.
Ben was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer at Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colorado several months ago.
Ben has undergone surgery to remove a tumor in his leg, and endured multiple rounds of chemotherapy.
As one might imagine, the Lucas family has been hit hard with medical bills. A number of generous parties have helped the family in 2015, but maybe none more surprising than a gift from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
WHP trooper Kyle McKay learned about Ben's battle and knew he wanted to support the family. On Friday night at the Cheyenne Central High School football game, trooper McKay and some of his co-workers surprised Ben with a generous check and support for his family.
From the Wyoming Highway Patrol Facebook page:
One of the many goals of the Wyoming Highway Patrol Association (WHPA) is to direct economic efforts towards charitable organizations and individuals who meet a select criteria. When WHP Trooper Kyle McKay learned of Cheyenne Central High School student Ben Lucas' battle against cancer, he knew he and the association could show their support to Ben.
After doing some research, Trooper McKay and the entire Cheyenne Trooper Division were able to set up a monetary WHPA donation for Ben to use as he sees fit as he stays strong in his fight with cancer. At last Friday's (Oct. 9th) halftime of the Sheridan vs. Central football game, Troopers from the Cheyenne Division were able to recognize Ben and presented him with a check to help assist through this difficult time.
Please join us in support of Ben and his family as he continues his fight!