As you may recall around Christmas, I told you a bit about Kyle McGetrick. Cliff Note's version, he is the son of a NJ firefighter who LOVES fire department patches. Unfortunately, he has cancer and the doctor's have done what they can. He is in God's hands when it comes to his time left with us. I was so moved by this story. Probably due to the fact that I was a mom of an 11 year-old and know at any moment this could be any on of us. So, I went to as many local departments and collected patches as I went. Some were gracious. Some were not. MFD was amazing, of course. But that is all a tale for another day.
|Some of the patches I sent to Kyle last month.|
I was not the only one moved by his story. Last month, there was a parade of motorcycles who rode by in his honor. The patches, shirts and helmets have flooded the family. You can hear Kyle and his dad talk about the response they have received here. He was mayor of the day. It has been amazing.
But, they still need your help. There is a fund set up to help off set the costs of his treatment.
If you would like to help, here is a link to donate $5 through PayPal. In return, you will receive a Courage for Kyle bracelet. Please consider donating. He has been sick most of his life. We all know what it is like to deal with insurance companies, imagine the bills. I will be ordering 2 this evening. Please join me. We are all one big fire family. Let's help one of our own.