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12-14-10, 06:58 PM #1
Police Officer Helps To Make Sure Family Has 'Blessed Christmas'WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A West Palm Beach police officer recently came to the aid of a family fallen on hard times.
Stephen DiFilippi was laid off from his job with a contracting company two months ago. At the same time, his wife was suffering from thyroid cancer.
Lily DiFilippi's medication costs $300 a month.
"So between the medical bills and the co-pays, it just chews up everything," DiFilippi told WPBF 25 News.
DiFilippi, his wife and their 8-year-old daughter, Ashley, were evicted from their rental townhome the week of Thanksgiving. For three weeks, they lived at a West Palm Beach hotel.
"I know that when one door (closes) another (opens), especially when you're good people, and we help a lot of people," Lily said.
Shamir Bollivar, a West Palm Beach police officer, met the family at the hotel while he was on the job and felt compelled to help.
"So I'm just trying to, you know, do my part as a police officer, as a father (and) as a husband to make sure this family has an opportunity to have, you know, just a blessed Christmas," Bollivar said.
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12-14-10, 08:31 PM #2
That's the spirit !!
12-15-10, 11:29 AM #3
Not only a Santa but an angel as well.http://www.odmp.org/officer/16551-de...l-eron-shannon
Police Officers put themselves at risk for strangers every day. Some do not make it home to their families. Next time you think of saying something negative about the police, remember...YOU are one of the strangers.
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