Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs up to all those who have helped rehabilitate the home of a Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputy as the deputy battles acute myeloid leukemia. What started out as a Facebook request turned into an all-out house re-building campaign, according to Sashene Bargar, a corrections officer with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Bargar is a longtime friend of Deputy Michael Seeley and his wife, Nicole. The Seeleys purchased the property two years ago and had previously done renovations, but the project came to a halt after Seeley’s diagnosis. The Seeleys have been living with Michael’s parents as work on their house progressed. Volunteers came from all areas and expertise, including corrections officers, sheriff’s deputies, a Dunkirk fireman, the Mission of Helping Hands Director Kevin Weaver, representatives of Exterior Rescue and representatives of J. Edwards Insurance. Coppola’s Pizza donated lunch for the group, Beichner Waste Services donated a dumpster; Pepsi of Jamestown donated cases of drinks; and Frantz and Russell donated two portable toilets. To keep updated with Michael Seeley’s battle with leukemia, search “Fight For Seeley” on Facebook. To volunteer to work on the house, message Sashene Bargar on Facebook.