Join six of the Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola Cadets from Class 2019-01 as they make a positive difference by shaving their heads at this years’ St. Baldrick’s 3rd Annual Shave Fest


The Kissimmee Police and Fire Rescuers not only serve and protect, but they also give back to their community anytime they can. On March 9, 2019, the Kissimmee Police and Fire Rescuers will be hosting the St. Baldrick’s 3rd Annual Shave Fest to support a member of the Kissimmee Police Department family, Leila. This special event will be held on March 9, 2019, at 3 Sisters Speakeasy from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.


“We encourage our cadets to get involved throughout the community by volunteering, whether it be community service, participating in local events, or just giving back to the community.”

– Guy Samuelson, Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola Director


When Leila was just 19 months old, her parents learned their beautiful daughter had cancer, stage four Neuroblastoma.  Leila has faced twelve rounds of radiation, six rounds of immunotherapy, five rounds of chemotherapy, two stem cell transplants and a number of surgeries over the past year and a half. Thanks to foundations like St. Baldrick’s, Leila recently began a clinical trial. Leila is now 3 years old and doing much better but her fight continues.


Cadets Brendan Berwanger, Justin Wybirial, Shawn Aultman, Rodney Turner, Derek Rivers, and Zachary Galbraith, from Class 2019-01 of the Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola will be sitting in the hot seat to have their heads shaved alongside their team captain, Guy Samuelson, Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola Director. This is Samuelson’s third year participating in the St. Baldrick’s Shave Fest.


“I am doing this for the kids because they’re awesome!”

– Class 2019-01 Cadet Shawn Aultman 



“This is a small contribution for the kids that are going through something like this. We as cadets are just trying to do our part to help.”

– Class 2019-01 Cadet Rodney Turner


You too can help raise funds to combat childhood cancer as well. If you decide to not shave your head, you can still be as involved by volunteering or donating. By participating in this year’s St. Baldrick’s 3rd Annual Shave Fest, you will be helping the fight for Leila, and children like her.