A Day for Steven
Becoming a firefighter is a very dangerous occupation and requires many other tedious tasks, however there are some benefits of belonging to the Firefighter Family and Brotherhood. Several weeks ago, took the family to a fundraiser for a local Colony, TX firefighter with serious health issues. The event was called “A Day for Steven”. Steven recently had heart surgery and it’s unknown if he can return back to service. This extended leave and medical bills have caused financial hardships for Steve and his family.
One of the event activities was at a local restaurant where you could meet Steve and his family during lunch time. Part of the proceeds for the day would go to the fundraising efforts. There was a live band, silent auction, and plenty of good food and beer served on the outdoor patio. Fire trucks and an ambulance were parked at the front of the restaurant. In addition a Careflite Medical Helicopter flew in and landed in an open field near the restaurant. Parents and children were allowed to take a tour of the equipment,vehicles, and helicopter and ask on duty staff questions.
While people were eating lunch, Steven spoke to the crowd. The speech was brief and to the point. He thanked them for their support and how the events exceeded his expectations. He also indicated how proud he is to have support and be with the greatest fire department in the world. He truly loves his firefighter family and brothers. You could feel the sense of pride and family values in the air. It was a great family filled day. Thank you Steven for your service and teaching us what is truly important in life and showing us what it’s like to be part of the Firefighter Family.