Mishawaka, Ind. Mishawaka Firefighters presented a $1,300 gift to breast cancer survivors working to expand their support system.
The firefighters started raising money back in May by selling bright pink breast cancer awareness t-shirts. One the firefighters involved is the son of a survivor.
He inspired the station to donate the money to a re-printing of the Hope Book, a collection of first-hand survival from local women on how they handled the disease and recovery.
“Kelly was there, she held my hand when I heard those words, and we both knew that that is what we wanted to do when it was over,” says Kim Zibrosky with the Young Survivors of Michiana.
“I wanted them to know that there's people in the surrounding area that might be in their neighborhood, might be in the grocery store, doctor's office, that has breast cancer but they don't know that,” says Kelly Mailloux the nurse behind the Hope Book. “So I wanted to give them a book of hopefulness to let them know there are other people out there doing well.”
Anyone interested in getting a Hope Book for themselves or a loved one with breast cancer can call Kelly at 647-6827.