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Porter County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Vanderpool is at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohip receiving treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia, a cancer of the blood, and the Sheriff's Office is leading a fundraiser to help with expenses.

VALPARAISO – The Porter County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to consider donating to assist the family of one of its own: Deputy Chris Vanderpool, recently diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Vanderpool returned from a hunting trip in Michigan feeling unwell and was initially diagnosed on Nov. 16 with mono. After further tests, his white blood cell count was found to be extremely high, and he was diagnosed with AML.

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