Davidson Police Officer Released from Hospital, Your Support Still Requested
Davidson Police Sgt. Cindy Smith, a 15-year veteran and a long time Police Benevolent Association member with the Town of Davidson, was released from the hospital on Christmas Eve and continues to recuperate.
Smith had gone to the emergency room the 1st week of November with flu-like symptoms. A test for the flu came back with negative results. After multiple tests and a CT scan, Sgt. Smith’s diagnosis was undetermined, and she was transported to Forsyth Medical Center for further evaluation. An avid hiker and Spartan race competitor, she was preliminarily diagnosed and treated for both Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Her condition worsened and she could hardly get out of bed due to severe nerve pain throughout her body.
Sgt. Smith was transferred to Duke University Medical Center in December for further treatment and evaluation. Doctors believe she has a form of Vasculitis, a condition that attacks the nervous system.
An account has been established at the State Employee Credit Union (SECU), to assist with her medical expenses. The credit union is providing the account without any charges or fees. This option works better than a third-party account because all the money goes directly to Sgt Smith without any associated fees or opportunity for fraudulent activity.
Sgt. Smith’s co-workers at the Town of Davidson and Davidson Police Department continue to ask for your prayers and support for Sgt. Smith. She faces a long road to recovery, potential medical expenses that will not be covered by insurance, and costs that enabled her husband and family to be with her during her long-distance hospitalization.
To make a donation:
Any SECU branch can accept a check or cash deposit. Please make checks payable to “Cindy Mills Smith” and reference “Special Account for Sgt. Smith” in the memo line at the bottom of the check. Checks can also be mailed to:
State Employees’ Credit Union
P.O. Box 2294