- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A Buffalo-area volunteer firefighter battling leukemia won’t have to buy T-shirts any time soon.

WGRZ-TV reports (https://on.wgrz.com/1qEIHjG ) that Dave Blank of the North Boston Volunteer Fire Company was at Buffalo’s Roswell Park Cancer Center earlier this month when he told a nurse he wanted to wear T-Shirts from other firefighter organizations to help him get through his chemotherapy treatments.

The nurse also happens to be a volunteer firefighter. She mentioned the idea to her fire chief, who spread the word among other suburban Buffalo fire companies. The T-shirt donation request hit social media, and now Blank has about 340 fire company T-shirts.

The shirts and other firefighter paraphernalia have been sent from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii.

Blank says he gets a boost from knowing so many people are rooting for him.

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Information from: WGRZ-TV, https://www.wgrz.com


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