Please come together in helping one of our members, Dean Tsusaki. Dean was diagnosed Oct 24, 2018 with Stage 4 colon rectal cancer. Dean went through 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of daily radiation with chemo pills, with little shrinkage. His surgeon suggested that he would receive the best possible surgical removal of his tumor at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. To help with his medical expenses there is a gun raffle for Dean, $10 per ticket. 1st place is a Glock 19 and 2nd place is a Remington Tac 14 12 gauge shotgun.
Dean joined AALEA when he was a part time Police Officer with the Rosemont Police Department. Dean was a very active member with AALEA and with the Japanese and Asian American community. Dean did not pursue his career in law enforcement and went into the contracting business. Although Dean was no longer in law enforcement he always maintained his membership with AALEA as an associate member and was a very active member. Dean was very instrumental in helping with the NAPOA conference that was held here in Chicago in 1999 and hosted by AALEA. Dean ran the Jury peers program in the 017th Chicago Police District and helped with all the annual AALEA picnics, getting the jumpy house for the kids and always helping out with the cooking and grilling. Dean always took part in operation Kid Print with AALEA and always worked the Ginza Fests every year. Please support Dean and his wife Jackie. Gun raffle tickets are being sold to help with the tremendous financial burdens they face. Lets not forget our brother! The drawing for the raffle will be held on September 23rd 2019 at Alarmist Brewery located at 4055 W. Peterson Ave. Suite Rear, Chicago Il 60646 at 7 pm. Come out and enjoy hanging out and help us support Dean and his family! To buy tickets and support Dean please contact Ron Bongat 773 793-8672 or Sun Wing Leung (Winger) for tickets. You must buy your tickets by Thursday September 19th 2019. Again, the drawing will be on Monday September 23rd 2019 at the Alarmist Brewery located at 4055 W. Peterson Ave, rear building, Chicago IL 60646. A group of us will be meeting there at 7 pm and the drawing will be 7:45 to 8:00 pm. Please come out and support our brother Dean! If here are any tickets left they will be sold before the drawing. Please continue to keep Dean and his family in your prayers.Dean Flier