Latest News – January 16
Deputy Diagnosed with Cancer, Funds Sought to Help
It’s times like these that you can always count on small town folks to come together. With that in mind, please consider donating to the GoFundMe page established for Saguache County Deputy Steve Hansen.
On January 5, Deputy Hansen was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer and underwent emergency surgery over the Christmas holiday. As of this post, Steve has now had a total of 3 surgeries and is anticipated to undergo at least 6 months of Chemotherapy.
The 37-year-old officer has no family history of this disease, and the diagnosis is a complete shock to family and friends. Deputy Hansen’s wife Kristen is a teacher at Mountain Valley Schools in Saguache they are the parents of Ron and Wyoma Hansen
Earlier this week a GoFundMe account was established by Kristen’s mother who understands the financial constraints that such a medical emergency can represent to rural families who choose to serve in rural law enforcement and schools.
“Steve being a police officer and my daughter a high school teacher in a rural school district, both do not have occupations with high paying salaries,.” its states on the fundraising page. “Like most young couples, they live from paycheck to paycheck.”
There is no way of knowing how much financial hardship these two hard working people are going to be up against with this unexpected Cancer diagnosis. Steve and Kristen appreciate any assistance with their situation that can be provided. If financial assistance is not within your ability, please help with prayers: Miracles happen with prayer, the family stated on the GoFundMe page.
For readers who may not be familiar with this online fundraising avenue, GoFundMe is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events and people. In Deputy Hansen case, the funds donated through this secured site will help defray medical costs associated with his medical treatment and other expenses that the family will incur during Steve’s treatment and absence from work.