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Community Overjoyed After Police Officer of 22 Years Is Approved for Transplant List

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When a community comes together to support one of their members, it’s a beautiful and heartwarming sight to see.

Capt. Glenn Coffey Jr., who has been with the Sapulpa Police Department in Oklahoma for 22 years, has stage 4 liver disease. The condition is hereditary, and Coffey’s father was diagnosed with the same condition over a decade ago.

Thankfully, Coffey’s dad, who also served in the police force, received a successful liver transplant and survived.

Coffey and his family have been waiting to hear if he had been approved to be on the transplant list. They could only hope he was a candidate.

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In the midst of waiting, a Facebook page was set up and a fundraising website was created. Through every moment, the community has stood behind the police captain.

The tagline “We Like Our Coffey Strong” follows this man around as he fights to survive until the day a transplant might be approved.

Now the first part of the wait is over. Coffey received the news that he is, in fact, a candidate for a liver transplant, KJRH-TV reported.

“My wife, my kids, unfortunately they’ve kind of had to grow up,” an emotional Coffey told KJRH. His eyes show so much love and gratitude for the support he’s received.

He still has a long road ahead, and a transplant needs to be approved by Coffey’s insurance. Still, a big hurdle has been overcome.

“We appreciate you all and acknowledge the hard work and effort you are putting forward,” a post thanking all the volunteers at a recent fundraiser read. “You guys are the BEST!”

There are more fundraisers ahead, too.”We Like Our Coffey Strong” T-shirts will be on sale through March 14. There is also a card fundraiser and softball tournament planned.

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To stay up to date with all fundraising events and Capt. Coffey’s journey, visit CoffeyFund.org.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Capt. Coffey, and we are so glad he has such an amazing community around him.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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