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Redding Area CHP Officer and His Wife Battling Cancer

Redding Area CHP Officer and His Wife Battling Cancer

Posted: May 12, 2018 6:20 PM

REDDING, Calif - Shasta County isn’t a very populated area, but when tragedy strikes a family in this community everyone comes out to help.

Just over a month ago Wendy Lazo was diagnosed with stage four Colon Cancer.

A few weeks later her husband and Redding CHP Officer Fred Lazo was diagnosed with Lymphoma.

"When the news broke out it was really heavy especially both," said Fred's brother Marcelino. 

The Lazo’s have five children the youngest just three months old.

So when the community heard the news, they gathered together to help.

"When news struck that his wife was going through what she was going through its just a natural progression to jump in and say what can we do and what can be done," said family friend Joe Todd. 

On Saturday, dozens of people attended a food fundraiser and raffle to help the family.

Where one hundred percent of the proceeds went directly to the Lazo’s.

"We are really grateful to have people like this in our community," added Marcelino.

The event began at seven in the morning with foot traffic increasing throughout the afternoon.

A turnout better than anyone expected.

"Just seeing all the love this community and everyone how they’ve come together and supported us in a very strong way," said Marcelino. 

If you'd like to help the family in this tragic time you can either donate on their Gofundme Page or drop off a check at the CHP offices in Redding.

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