Red Dirt Diaries: Meeker Woman Paints Thank You - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS

Red Dirt Diaries: Meeker Woman Paints Thank You

Posted: Updated:
MEEKER, Oklahoma -

A woman in Meeker, who is no stranger to police, has new appreciation for law enforcement and first responders.

Cassie Beeson suffers from several ailments including a rare disorder called Chiari Malformation. She also suffers from a neurological condition called dysautonomia and is constantly in and out of the hospital.

“I’ll holler at my husband ‘hey, I’m going down’ and usually a few minutes later I’ll be unconscious,” says Beeson, who says she’s needed a breathing ventilator 13 times in 5 years.

“I’ve been told I’m faking, I’m seeking attention,” adds Beeson.

But after responding to the first of many 911 calls, Meeker's Police Chief knew this was no act.

“She couldn’t speak, kind of incoherent, eyes rolled back,” says Police Chief Trent Norton.

Recently, Beeson walked into the police station and showed Chief Norton a painting she did for Meeker Firefighters and first responders who have come to her home. She explained that she wanted to do the same for the police station.

This week, Beeson has been painting her first mural. It’s of a bald eagle holding a Meeker police badge in front of an American flag.

“They are a wonderful group of people and it’s the least I can do for all that they've done,” says Beeson.

“It makes her smile, it makes her happy,” says Chief Norton.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.