Back the Blue 5K and Honor The Brave have partnered together to host a 5K race/walk in Manteca, California at Woodward Park on March 30, 2019 to raise money to help the Henricksen family with travel and medical expenses so they can concentrate on helping Kyle fight this battle.
His ability to bring laughter to any situation is beyond words. If you need useless trivia or unusual facts, you can always depend on Kyle to inform or entertain you.
Kyle and Jenn met through a mutual friend and knew from the very beginning they were meant to be together. Marrying a short time later at the young ages of 20 and 21, the sky was the limit. Shortly after they were married, Jenn’s mom passed away and being the selfless people they are, they took on the responsibility of raising Jenn’s little sister, Destani (age 5 at the time, now 18) as one of their own. Just babies themselves, they were determined to make it work together.
Kyle started his law enforcement career with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. After 3 years there he transferred to the Pleasanton Police Department where he has worked to serve and protect and lay his life on the line daily for the last 10 years. Kyle has made many friends along the way but has said his favorite thing about his job is interacting with the community and making people laugh.
Kyle recently found out he has stage IV Pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to his stomach lining. At age 35, this is extremely rare. They have seen two different oncologists through Kaiser and felt their treatment plan just wasn’t a right fit. After calling pretty much every major cancer center in the US they ended up meeting with a GI oncologist at Stanford and really liked what he had to say. So, they chose to start a trial at Stanford that Kaiser does not offer. This will be done on a self-pay basis and will get very expensive. They feel that the best chance to beat this aggressive cancer is with the best, at Stanford. The outpouring of love and support has been nothing short of amazing.
“I know we have a long hellish road ahead but he’s strong and with the strength of our village I know we’ve got this. Every time my phone goes off it’s a reminder we’re not in this alone and we appreciate all the love and support during this fight. “ – Jenn Henricksen
To donate to Kyle for his travel and medical expenses, you can register for the race in Manteca and attend in person you sign up as a virtual runner to show your support. Virtual runners will receive a full race packet shipped to them. A portion of every race registration, before any expenses, goes directly to Kyle to ensure he gets the highest donation possible from the race. You can also donate directly to Kyle through the OfficerDown.US campaign link. 100% of donations received through this campaign goes directly to Kyle and is tax deductible. The goal for this race is $10,000.