Tecumseh Police, Firefighters Rally To Help Fellow Officer's Sick Baby Girl

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 7:04 pm
By: Karl Torp

The family of a sick infant girl is desperate for answers after countless trips to the emergency room.

The parents said their daughter still doesn't have a diagnosis for her illness.

Hadlee Wilcox has been examined by the best doctors around, but so far they are all stumped.

“The most frustrating part is that it's progressing and nobody can give us any answers,” said Hadlee’s father Brian, a Tecumseh Police Officer.

Doctors first thought the 7-month-old had a viral infection, but more fevers and a loss of appetite would eventually reveal a mass in her liver and recently a spot on her lung.

Biopsies have been inconclusive.

The parents said they may have to travel to another children's hospital in Cincinnati, just for a diagnosis.

Meanwhile, both have taken off work to be at Hadlee's side.

Wilcox’s fellow police officer in Tecumseh, along with local firefighters, pledges to help the family with expenses they’ll face.

“You rally the troops and the next thing you know you are going to battle for them,” said Officer Bobby Hill.

“He’d do the same for me,” said Tecumseh Firefighter Chad Larman.

Firefighters and officers are hosting a walk-a-thon June 4, to support the Wilcox’s.

Both departments are planning the event, but said you could call ahead if you’d like to take part.

Participants are asked to call Bobby Hill with TPD at (405) 287-7283 or Chad Larman with TFD at (405)-615-9949.

The Pottawatomie Sheriff’s Office is also planning a poker run to support the Wilcox’s on May 14.

A GoFundMe page has also been set for donations: https://www.gofundme.com/ddq96jek