A Duvall [Washington State] Senior Firefighter and His Family Are in Need of Family Assistance. We are asking our Friends, Family, Fans, Followers, Visitors and those in the Public Safety professions to help spread the word like wildfire and Help a Hero In Need through Fundraising.
A FIREFIGHTER INJURED
On November 4, 2014, Duvall Fire’s Senior Firefighter and IAFF Member of Local 2878, Seth Ansell was off-duty when he suffered a severe eye requiring surgery. We have heard things went well, but we all know it may be a long and slow journey back to a healthy state.
HERO IN THE COMMUNITY
We found remnants from 2005, when Ansell received the Prestigious “Rookie of the Year” Award for his efforts and enthusiasm in his 1st year off of Probation presented to him at the Fire District #45 Annual Banquet.
Senior Firefighter Ansell would later participate in 2010, in one of the most grueling competitive annual fundraiser events known to Firefighters all over the Country: The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb which draws over 1500 of his Brothers and Sisters from over 21 States and representing 300 Fire Departments. A feat not easy for anyone less a Firefighter wearing protective gear and breathing apparatus worth an extra 50 pounds in a timed event running up 69 flights of stairs, 788 vertical feet equaling to around 1,311 steps.
If someone can conquer the Columbia Tower, known as the second tallest building west of the Mississippi and host to the Stairclimb event, he can conquer just about anything.
INJURIES CAUSE MORE THAN BODILY HARM
Though Senior Firefighter Ansell is on the mend, his wife Jessie and two sons, Walker and Hunter as a family face a tremendous uphill battle with medical bills and household expenses piling up. As many can contest, medical bills can cause financial hardships, undue stress and burdens seemingly heavy to carry. As a Family, together will need to focus on helping Seth remain strong and encouraged while he heals.
A favorite quote on Hope:
“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
HELPING A HERO IN NEED
Others have stepped in to assist the Ansell Family with their medical bills and household expenses on the fundraising site, “GoFundMe”, but they still your help to reach their goal of $10,000.00. Since the creation of the site on November 6, 2014, Family and Friends have helped raise $6325.00 in Donations.
Please go to the Ansell Family Benevolent Fund at http://www.gofundme.com/ansellfamily and make a Donation Today.
All Proceeds will Benefit the Ansell Family directly with their expenses.
BECAUSE WE CARE
Whether taking care of firefighters on the fire ground or by offering support, we are here because we care about you, your Brothers, Sisters and those who share a profound love for the Public Safety profession and everything you represent.
We appreciate the request to be called upon to help A Hero In Need and spread the word like wildfire to those who have asked how you can help this Family.
Now, LET’s DO THIS! Let’s help raise the bar over the $10,000.00 mark! Ready. Set. Go.
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