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Las Vegas police wives help each other during cancer fight

Posted at 1:34 PM, Dec 09, 2016
Our police fight crime, but their wives are banding together for a different kind of fight.
"We're a big family and we've got to stick together," said Deborah Costello, the leader of the Las Vegas Metro Police Wives.
Las Vegas Metro Police Wives is a group almost 800 strong. They're married to the men with the badges and flashing lights. It's one of those careers that can be hard on the whole family.
"[My child] said 'pray daddy no kill' and I was shocked because I don't necessarily think my three-year-old ever thinks about that," said Costello.
What you don't hear about on the news is the battle at home. Three metro families have moms fighting cancer. All of these families have little children.
"To have that stress of not knowing if your husband is coming home being a police officer, and then at the same time you're battling for your life, so it's like both parents are battling for their life," said Elissa Evans, the wife of a correction officer.
The wives are collecting donations for those three families. These ladies know what it's like to go through a hard time. They don't want anyone whose life is dedicated to helping to fight alone.
"We're all one family," said Evans.
They're collecting donations right up until a few days before Christmas so the families will have the money in case they want to put any last minute gifts under the tree.
If you would like to help, click here.