Deputies at Collier County Sheriff’s Office in southwest Florida volunteered to help spruce up the backyard of a cancer patient in order to offer her a peaceful place to enjoy the outdoors.
Cpl. Dean Peck recently took flowers to a family friend in East Naples who is battling an aggressive form of cancer, then left her house with the feeling that he wanted to do more to raise her spirits, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.
Knowing that one of her favorite pastimes was sitting in her yard to enjoy nature, he decided he wanted to spruce up the area for her and mentioned it to his colleague, CCSO Warrants Sgt. John Gogia.
Not only did Gogia offered to help immediately, but he also spread the word to friends and co-workers at the sheriff’s office.