Community Rallies Around Police Officer Facing 2nd Battle With Breast Cancer

Friday, October 16th 2020, 5:22 pm
By: Bonnie Campo

NORMAN, Oklahoma -

Norman police officer Jenny Bryan wakes up every morning, puts on her uniform and chases four kids around her home.

As a single mother, she stays busy, finds time to hit the gym and always has a smile to share with others.

Strangers would never know she was diagnosed eight years ago with breast cancer and then again this summer.

“June, I went to the doctor, they ordered scans. They found out I had a reoccurrence,” said Bryan. “After several more scans, I have a mass around my sternum. It's eating my bone.”

With spots on her liver and lung, Bryan was told she has stage 4 cancer.

She started chemo soon afterward.

Bryan will tell you, she does not have a bucket list, and doesn't let her doctor go into long speeches about life expectancy.

For her, it's all about the here and now.

“I just try to stay positive. There are a lot of things to be grateful for and thankful for. I have amazing people in my life,” said Bryan.

Those amazing people are holding a fundraiser this Saturday to support her in her fight.

From 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, everyone is invited to come the Canadian River Winery and Vineyards for food, drinks and fall fun.

The money will be dedicated to Bryan’s treatment.

Her partner at the Norman Police Department, officer Jamie Crow, said his partner has spent her life serving others.

He said now she needs some help.

“Nothing phases her. She is very driven,” said Crow. “She is all smiles. She doesn't want to take a day off ever.”

It's true.

Bryan has been at work, even picked up odd jobs, to meet her family’s needs.

Her department reports she has even scheduled chemo around her shifts so she can still patrol the streets of Norman.

“It's tough. I am the one who does for others, so to be the other way around, that's probably the most difficult thing because that's my job. That's my place,” said Bryan.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Bryan wants to remind people to get tested.

Click here to learn more about the event for Bryan on Saturday.