Germantown Police need your help to give final wish to man with cancer

CREATED Feb. 5, 2013 - UPDATED: Feb. 5, 2013

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GERMANTOWN - "I can't stress this enough.  Time is not on our side."

Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell says that his entire department is mobilizing to try to make a dying man's wish come true. 

Hoell says Wendy Rogers has been a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the department for 12 years.

For the last few years, the officers have been rooting for Wendy's husband Mike as he battles a rare form of liver cancer.

Chief Hoell says a doctor's appointment last week didn't go as planned.

"We received some devastating news.  He's stage four, and he should get his affairs in order."

The chief says Mike's the son of a veteran.  He's always been a military buff, so they're taking donations to try to send the couple to see Pearl Harbor before it's too late.

"It would be awesome, but yet bittersweet, knowing that a lot of people have come together to make it happen, knowing why it came about," said Mike to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker.

He told Becker that he and his wife have a strong faith in God, and he knows one of two things will happen: he will be cured or - in his belief - he will be with his heavenly Father.

Hoell says he thinks Wendy and Mike are overwhelmed right now.

"He's going to have his 44th birthday in a couple weeks.  They both know that it'll be the last birthday they'll be able to celebrate.  I can't imagine what it would be like to deal with that," said Hoell.

You can make donations at any U.S. Bank or at the Germantown Police Department.