Sunday, October 23, 2011

Razors for Reddell

TL is a firefighter/paramedic at a local fire department.  It's actually a family affair... my dad, brother in law, 3 uncles, & cousin are all firefighters for the same department. (My dad retired 2 years ago!)

Being a firefighter means you're away from your family and with your "fire" family for 1/3 of the year, even for holidays, weekends, and overnight.  The guys (& some gals) get pretty close.

Recently, one of the guys was diagnosed with cancer.  His name is Mike and he is married and has two beautiful little girls.  He recently finished up his first round of chemo and lost all of his hair.

In support of their fellow firefighter, the guys organized "Razors for Reddell".  They raised money and shaved their heads!

I wasn't able to attend (I've been a little under the weather) but my sister and nephew went and she gave me the photos.  I wish I could have been there!
 TL before the head shaving
 My nephew, Ryan, supporting his dad!
 They had a great turn out!
My bro in law
My Uncle Steve
 TL in the process
TL and my bro in law, Jason - all shaved!
Family - cousins Scott & Joel, Uncle Steve, bro in law, & Uncle Bryan.  {TL had left because he got a call}

We are thinking all good thoughts for Mike and his family!  He has the support of an entire community behind him :)

30 comments:

Lori said...

I know first hand how close the fire family gets as Trev is a volunteer f/f here where we live. We love them all and have a blast together! I will be keeping Mike and his family in my thoughts and prayers Tracy ~ and the entire fire family. xo

Ashley said...

How awesome! Such great support! :)

Courtney said...

that is simply AMAZING.
i love when families like that grow up around jobs.
it makes them so much more than a job.

i hope Mike is doing well!

allison said...

what a wonderful thing to do!! so sweet:)

Stephanie said...

Aw what sweet guys!! It's crazy to me how guys can just shave their heads like it's no big deal.

Marisa A. said...

That is so awesome! I teared up a little reading it. What a beautiful family!

Michelle said...

This is AWESOME!! :)Such a wonderful thing to do to show support!

Alexis @bloomedinjune said...

i LOVE this! it's wonderful that everyone is doing this and i can definitely see all the support in these pictures :)

Jax said...

What a great cause! Sending many prayers to Mike and his family. What a fantastic group of guys!

Caitlin said...

My Dad is a firefighter and I have always loved the sense of family that firefighters have. So sweet of these guys to do this!

Kimberly said...

What a wonderful thing to do!

Nicole said...

How amazing! This really warms my heart, my prayers are with you all!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

What a great cause! I am sure that it is much appreciated by Mike's family that he has so many people who love him and who are keeping him in their good thoughts!

Lauren said...

what an awesome cause! Love how they all did it so willingly for one of their own!

Leslee said...

What an amazing event! I had hoped to see you there, but got to see your DH shaving his head for the cause!

Sis even caught me in one of her pics :-)

Hair Bows and Tutus said...

What an amazing event to show support. I love that they shaved their heads too!

Our Family of Four said...

That is so neat.. my uncle is big into the fire department and I think he has the best job ever. What a great thing for people to come together for.

Bobbi said...

What a great event! They all look really good with shaved heads!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

This is so awesome! And I had no idea TL was a firefighter! I knew your dad was because I remember a really nice post you did when he retired.

Simone said...

How fantastic, reading this was so moving Tracy....that's true friendship isn't it, those guys are amazing. You must be so proud X

Jess said...

What a bittersweet fundraiser. Sending lots of love and prayers his way.

Ashley said...

What a great way to support him! Sending prayers his way!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

How Cool!!! What a wonderful way for everyone to support Mike! I'm sending prayers his way!!

Slices of Beauty... said...

OMG, what a beautiful thing to do--such sweethearts they all are. And love that you have so many family members in one profession and dept!

Have a lovely week.

Ann said...

So inspiring!

Shows us that love, friendship, and family are the most important things in this world. I'm sending my prayers to Mike and his family.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks like it was a really great turn out for such a supporting cause!

Hilary Lane said...

My boy is a FF, too. :-) New follower, BTW!

Amanda said...

This brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful sense of community and support you all give each other. Hope you're feeling better!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Oh my...I'm positively tearing up over hear!! This is just one of the most precious things I've heard in response to being a "community support" for someone. Thank you for sharing!

Ocean Dreams said...

That's so wonderful - what a great way to support a man who needs it so much!