134Officer Patrick James Gornik was a lifelong resident of Oceanport, NJ and a Patrolman in the Oceanport Police Department.  On September 12th, 2014 Patrick lost his 13-month long battle with testicular cancer and passed away surrounded by family.  As it often does, cancer took Patrick completely by surprise and turned his life upside down but the special thing about Pat was that his positive attitude and inspiring smile never left him throughout his struggle.  Between commuting to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan and enduring numerous treatments including chemotherapy and radiation, Patrick showed what it was to be a true fighter and never give up.  It is in his honor that Patty G’s Help For Heroes was formed so that we can pass his strength on to those who also face the battle of their lives.



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