Cumberland police, safety organizations ‘adopt’ boy battling brain cancer

Wesley Beal, 8, poses next to a Cumberland fire engine. (WLNE)

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — Public safety organizations in Cumberland “adopted” an 8-year-old boy battling brain cancer through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation on Tuesday.

Cumberland police and fire will sponsor Wesley Beal of Attleboro, who is receiving treatment for pilocytic astrocytoma.

Wesley Beal is honored at the Cumberland Safety Complex, Tuesday, April 25, 2023. (WLNE)

The departments wanted to honor Beal for his bravery during his recovery.

His family told members of the foundation they’re happy to be part of the program, which connects childhood cancer patients with sports teams and financial and emotional support organizations.



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