Hero Rescue Fund Blog
The Hero Rescue Fund would like to thank all of our Heroes for keeping us safe and protecting our country for another year throughout 2014! We wish all of our Heroes and their families a Safe and Happy Holiday Season. Stay tuned as we have a very exciting year planned for 2015!!
Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Daniel Heglund, 58, and Robert Leaver, 56, died within hours of one another Monday. Bischoff had colon cancer, Heglund had esophageal cancer and Leaver had leukemia. Many believe the diseases were related to their time serving as first responders at the World Trade Center in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. FDNY officials say 850 firefighters and ambulance workers at the scene have been diagnosed with cancer since then, related to that work at Ground Zero.
Devon Still’s story has dominated national headlines all season after the Cincinnati Bengals originally cut him before keeping him on the practice squad in part so that he could retain his insurance to pay for Leah’s medical bills. Leah was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. The pediatric cancer left her with a 50-50 chance of survival. Still’s mission this past month has been to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. The Bengals assisted with those efforts two weeks ago when they started selling his jersey out of their pro shop. All proceeds are going to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
On September 17, 2014, the LA City Fire Department Foundation hosted a very intimate reception to meet & greet the new LA City Fire Chief, Ralph M Terrazas, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. Great ambiance and a lot of new ideas to bringing awareness to the immediate needs for “Saving Lives & Properties” in the City of LA. Look for new PSA’s coming soon!!!!
Let us remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice … the innocent lives that were lost, our brave firemen, policemen, first responders, and all the citizens who worked hard to save lives, and we also remember those who lost their lives while saving others, and all the families and friends who have lost loved ones in this unnecessary tragedy … You Take My Breath Away…
We want to give recognition to our summer heroes who work hard to protect us in our daily activities. We would like to thank our lifeguards, firemen, paramedics, first responders, policemen, and all of our good citizens who sacrifice daily to keep us safe and provide a beautiful environment for an enjoyable summer!!
After all the 4th of July Celebrations, celebrating our Independence Day, let us remember all those who have fought so hard for our freedom. Thanks to our brave men and women in the armed services for risking their lives to protect our nation. We live in one of the greatest nations in the world! Let us “Help Those Who Help Others!”