The Frontenac Fire Department is stepping up to help a team member in need.
Volunteer firefighter Larry Lee was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a form of leukemia. To help cover his medical costs and other expenses, the fire department is holding a chili feed tonight with all proceeds going to Larry. The department has partnered with Frontenac High School for the dinner, and they say seeing the community come together for a good cause is very humbling.
“Living in Frontenac, it’s not hard to get the community behind you. They’re behind everything. And Larry’s a very forgiving person, he’s a volunteer, so everything he does and all our guys do volunteer and they don’t get paid for it. So, it’s just good to come together and help him,” says Capt. Jim Long.
Over the next couple months, Lee will receive a bone marrow transplants and further treatment at MD Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.