BENEFITING: NEW HOLLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT INC
ORGANIZER: NEW HOLLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT INC
NEW HOLLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT INC wrote -
Matt, who is 26, is a firefighter with the New Holland Fire Department in Aiken County, South Carolina. He has been a firefighter since he was 17. He has gone into burning buildings search for survivors. He recently jumped into a wintery pond to rescue the driver of a car that went off the road. This December, he was named Firefighter of the Year for District 18. The next day, he and his wife Jessica welcomed a new baby son, Blake. Blake joins their older son Shane in the Baugus family.
Just three months later, Matt was diagnosed with bone cancer. This March, he had surgery to remove and replace the large bone in his thigh. Now he faces chemotherapy, radiation and rehabilitation. Matt can't wait to get back to work, but he won't be able to for a year.
Matt's brothers and sisters at the New Holland Fire Department are banding together to raise money for Matt to help support him and his family until he can come back to work. Won't you join us?