Son of CMPD police officer battling leukemia, undergoing chemotherapy

Photo courtesy of grandfather Peter Frunzi 

The son of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer is undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March. 

Family says little Jackson was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in January 2019 before he received the news of his leukemia diagnosis just days ago on Wednesday, March 20. 

Jackson's father, CMPD Officer Chris Frunzi, is known in the Charlotte community for being a part of the Free Hugs Project, a program that engages residents in conversations of understanding and compassion amidst the rising tide of hatred and racism. 

"I wanted to say thank you for everyone keeping my son and family in their thoughts and prayers. It’s amazing the support we are receiving. A lot have people asked what they can do to help during this time and if you want to do anything please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital," Officer Frunzi shared on his professional Facebook page. 

Family is asking folks for their continued prayers and, if able, to please make a donation to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Jackson Frunzi's name. 

Family says Jackson's next chemo treatment will be on Friday, March 29.