Montgomery County lawman battling cancer for third time

Sherry Berta, Precinct Two Lieutenant Mike Cross, Precinct Two Deputy Brian Davis. Jill White, Tammy Ray, Wayne Ray, Traci Karam, Sue Price, Precinct Two Captain Greg Thomason, Theresa Thomason and Chief Deputy Mike White gathered for a benefit for Chief Deputy White at Papa's On the Lake.

Family, friends and co-workers of Mike White, chief deputy for the Montgomery County Pct. 2 Constable’s Office, gathered for a benefit that was held at Papa’s On the Lake off SH 105 in Montgomery on Oct.19.

Chief Deputy White was diagnosed a little less than a year ago with a high-grade rare and aggressive form of sarcoma.

“It has not responded well with chemo, and not responded well with the cyroablation that they tried on me,” White said. “The one tumor has now grown into four tumors, and we are anticipating surgery on the fifth of December to have these tumors removed.”

White said there will be an extended period of recovery for the major surgery, with seven to 10 days in the hospital, and six to eight weeks of recovery time. The surgery will be done at M.D. Anderson Hospital.

The first time White was diagnosed with cancer was in August of 2012. It came back the second time in 2016 and the third time was last year.

White’s wife, Jill, said if people want to continue to help out with monetary donations, they plan to set up a Facebook page in the next couple of weeks.

“We’ve just been updating all of our friends and family through our personal Facebook pages, but we are going to open up an actual Facebook page for him, where we’ll post updates and any statuses on that actual page,” Jill White said.

White said there will also be an account for medical expenses set up at the Spirit of Texas Bank on West Davis Street.

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