A Los Angeles Police Department officer and his wife are both battling stage-4 cancer, and both were diagnosed with the disease just weeks apart.
Motor Officer Michael Tomelloso and his wife, Laura, were both diagnosed in February 2022. The couple has two young children, Mike Jr., 14, and Matthew, 10.
Laura Tomelloso was the first one diagnosed, with colon cancer. Just weeks later, her husband Michael, an LAPD Central Traffic Division officer who has been on the force for more than two decades, was diagnosed with throat cancer.
During their battle with cancer, which consists of ongoing medical treatments, surgeries, and hospitalizations, they have had an exhausting challenge of completing simple tasks, which at times they were unable to complete.
They both have been relying on friends, neighbors, and church members to make life less challenging with their daily tasks and keeping up with their medical appointments. They are also leaning on the community to make Mike Jr. and Matthew’s childhood remain as positive as possible under the given circumstances.
LAPD Central Motor Ofcr Michael Tomelloso & Wife Need HELP! Both are diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer & need support as they fight this battle for their children, see photos. @lapdhq @KCBSKCALDesk @nbcLA @KTLAnewsdesk @KTLAMorningNews @nidia_b @abc7 @FOXLA @latimes @LaOpinionLA pic.twitter.com/KmFHpugMLP
— LAPDCTD (@LAPDCTD24) November 21, 2022