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My dream is to start a foundation in honor of my dad who developed cancer as a result of working 30 years on the Kansas City Fire Department. Cancer has become the #1 killer of firefighters across the nation due to the carcinogens they inhale and absorb. Since he died I have wanted to do something about the increasing rates of cancer in the fire department because of the lack of recognition that it is given. I think to myself, firefighters are saving us, why aren’t we saving them? Very few cancers are recognized as job-related illnesses, therefore, families aren’t given proper support or benefits. A way to reduce the risk is to get special washing machines to extract the carcinogens from the fire gear. Through this foundation, I want to be able to raise funds to purchase these extractors for the fire departments, get a second set of gear for the firefighters while the other is being washed, and help pay for travel and medical expenses for firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer.
Kansas City, MO