The Carlisle Police Department and the Borough of Carlisle is wanting to raise $250,000 to help Corporal Tim Groller and his wife and 3 children in their most desparate time of need.
Funds would be contributed to the Downtown Carlisle Association as a fiscal agent..
Tim Groller is 37 years old and a father of three children. Tim is a graduate of Easton High School (PA) where he was a member of the 2001 State Champion wrestling team. Tim graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Tim was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Small Cell lung cancer in 2017.
This fundraiser is to assist the Carlisle Police Department in raising money to pay-off the mortgage on Corporal Groller's home for his wife and children.
Tim always had a desire for public service and sought a career in law enforcement. The Carlisle Police Department hired Tim in July of 2007. His natural leadership abilities, intelligence and keen sense of justice, allowed him to rise through the ranks within the department quickly. In 2012, Tim received a promotion to Corporal. His desire to lead from the front afforded Tim a coveted position within the Cumberland County Special Response Team from 2009-2015. During this time, Tim was also a trainer for his fellow brothers and sisters within the Carlisle Police Department.
In 2010, Tim and his future wife Gabrielle had their first child, a beautiful daughter Ava. Tim and Gabrielle married in August of 2011. In 2012, they welcomed their second daughter, Ella, a fiery redhead. In 2017, they added a son to their family. Timothy Paul was born and their family was now complete.
On April 28, 2017, just 18 days after the birth of his son, doctors diagnosed Tim with Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Doctors told Tim that a genetic defect had caused the cancer to grow without his knowledge for years. They only gave him months to live.
As anyone who knows Tim can tell you, his “can-do” spirit and warrior mentality came roaring to the surface. Tim has fought a long and hard battle against his cancer. Tim has faced many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments over the last few years, allowing him to exceed all life expectancies initially projected by doctors. Throughout this time of treatment, Tim has continued to work and live as an inspiration to his family, friends and co-workers. Tim has become a voice for the American Cancer Society. Sharing his story with others who are also fighting the battle of their lifetimes. In late April 2020, doctors informed Tim that his body was no longer responding to the chemotherapy treatments. A large, invasive tumor had begun to shut down his liver. This could have devastating results. As of April 28, 2020, Tim cannot receive any chemotherapy or radiation treatments due to medical restrictions. If his liver can continue to function for two weeks, Tim may be able to receive another round of radiation treatment. Unfortunately, doctors are convinced that this measure will only extend his life for a few months. We always keep hope that Tim will be a miracle and make it through this time of trouble, but when faced with the facts, it appears to be a grim situation.