|AAST members have done it again. They stepped up to the plate when a fellow trooper needed support.
Two years ago, AAST notified our members by email about a serious medical condition of Idaho State Police trooper Jason Bailey’s 2-year-old son, Wyatt, and his family’s need of financial assistance to care for their sick child.
Wyatt’s medical condition forced him to live on an expensive formula. He could not eat solid foods, and without this formula, Wyatt suffers from severe intestinal illness. The formula cost the Bailey family over $2,000 a month and, unfortunately, was not covered by their insurance.
AAST members throughout the country responded to the call to assist a brother trooper with over $12,000 in donations.
Many of you have already received personal notes of thanks from the Bailey family. The AAST board and staff are humbled, yet not surprised, by the outpouring of support for a brother trooper in need.
Tpr. Jason Bailey, pictured with son, Wyatt, is grateful for the help provided by troopers across the country in his time of need.
The following is an update from Trooper Bailey:
Dear AAST Members & Staff:
I have been patiently waiting for an appropriate time to give an update on Wyatt. We have been through a lot of ups and downs this spring and summer; however, I believe we are finally in a new stage with Wyatt, and his body is accepting foods we have never been able to give him.