When you are only four years old, those coins in your piggy bank are all the money you have. Usually, this gets spent on a new toy or candy, but not this Colorado girl.
Sidney Fahrenbruch of Longmont, Colorado said that the decision to donate her money to Longmont PD officer Kyle Zulauf was not difficult to make. “It’s the nice thing to do,” she said.
Zulauf is an Army vet as well as a father of three children. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over one year ago. The Longmont Police Department has been trying to raise money to help cover the cost of the additional surgery he needs.
This isn’t Sidney’s first interaction with her local police. In a story you may have heard of earlier this year, Sidney asked the police to check for monsters in her new home.
Sidney’s family was moving into a new home, and she wanted to make sure that the new house was monster free. According to Sidney’s mom, Megan Fahrenbruch, her daughter has always wanted to be a police officer. When she saw an officer at a community event, she didn’t hesitate to ask him for help to look for monsters.
The officer, David Bonday, agreed to stop by her house and make a thorough sweep of the property for monsters. “It was probably one of the cutest things I’ve ever been involved with as a police officer,” said Bonday.
Megan says that her daughter usually visits the police station about once a week and likes to bring them treats like candy or cookies. “It all started about two weeks ago when she saw an officer directing traffic,” said Megan. “It was hot outside, and she said, ‘He looks thirsty; he needs water,’ and she brought him a bottle of water.”
Since she visits the police station often, Sidney saw the fundraising poster for Zulauf and decided to donate her piggy bank money. The total amount was a little over $9 and change, but it was all she had.
“It feels good that she’s so giving,” said her mother. “She wanted to save the money for a toy but decided someone needed it more than her.”
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