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    Default Firefighter with Cancer needs your help

    The following letter has been written by the Hazardville Fire Department of
    Enfield CT on behalf of one of our firefighters. If you have any questions
    you may reply to my e-mail address or call the station from 0800-1700
    (eastern time) and ask for Chief Flanagan or Assistant Chief Zarcaro at
    (860)749-8344. I would appreciate it if you would take a moment to read the
    letter and pass it on to the appropriate person within your department,
    association or union and then forward it to all all of your fire service

    Thank you for your time,
    Rick Burnham, Captain
    Hazardville Fire Department
    Enfield CT

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    May 24, 1999

    Dear Brother and Sister Firefighters:

    It is with deep regret that we the members of the Hazardville Fire
    Department write this letter of appeal to you.

    One of our members, Dave Teixeira, was recently diagnosed with cancer. Dave
    is only 25 years old and just became engaged at Christmas time. Up to this
    point he had been one of the most active members of our department.

    His medical bills are escalating because of treatments and his hospital
    stay, for you see the type of cancer he has is known to have only a 10%
    survival rate and he has not been able to leave the hospital since his

    The members of the Hazardville Fire Department Family are trying to raise
    money to help defray the cost of some of the medical expenses. As we in the
    past have given what we could to help others, we are now asking for your

    Please send any amount you can to the Hazardville Fire Department, 385
    Hazard Avenue, Enfield CT 06082-4718 in care of the David Teixeira Fund and
    keep him in your prayers.


    With our thanks,

    Mark Zarcaro
    Assistant Chief

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    Firehouse.com Guest


    Will keep Dave in our prayers and I'll spread the word throughout Alaska to see what We can do to help. Take care and God bless.


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    Rick Burnham
    Firehouse.com Guest


    I'd like to thank everyone in advance for all their thoughts, prayers and donations. My e-mail address was omitted from the original posting it is rick_burnham@hotmail.com.

    Thanks again for your time

    Capt Rick Burnham]
    Hazardville Fire Dept
    Enfield CT

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    Dean C. Olsen
    Firehouse.com Guest


    As a survivor of Cancer, I wish to send my sincere wishes for a complete recovery form this disease. My prayers are with Dave through this the toughest times of his life. Tell Dave to take care, keep his spirts high, and God Bless.

    Captain Dean C. Olsen

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