Just 26 years old at the time, he was devastated when he got the news. He underwent six months of chemotherapy and often wanted to give
up, but it was the support of family and friends that gave Jim the strength to keep fighting. Jim eventually pulled through and today is cancer-free.
After that experience, Jim made a promise to himself. He vowed he would make it his life’s mission to help others fight the battle with cancer, “I was spared so I could help others,” says Seneca, “like Travis Mickelsen, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 8 years old. He always wanted to be a police officer so we made his dream come true and made him an ‘honorary’ officer in front of his family and friends.”
It was out of Jim’s desire to provide hope, compassion and support to other cancer patients that Cops Fighting Cancer was formed. “Cancer takes an emotional toll on patients and their families. We try to create an uplifting, challenging and supportive environment for them so they don’t have to fight this alone,” says Seneca.