October 3, 2014 First Friday (Fire Stations)

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Last month was golden in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Our sidewinder fundraiser for our friends at CCA raised over $150. Trikesters also donated directly and we hope to hear from CCA on how much they received.

We also had the opportunity to “Trike Our Troops” overseas. We sent 325 cards and 40 gallons of goodies for airmen stationed at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.

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Heartfelt thanks to all who participated and to those who donated to these special causes near and dear to our hearts.

Our First Friday for October is written by Henry’s mom, Marla.

Whenever we were driving home, from anywhere, Henry would ask to drive by the fire trucks. He would ask to go by more than one fire station. He loved to see if the fire trucks were “awake or asleep”. If the garage doors were open, he would laugh and say “AWAKE!!” Doors closed, they were sleeping. If they weren’t in the garage they were out helping people…or at Fred Meyers. We could almost time our trips to Fred Meyers with the shopping schedule of our two local fire stations. We could spend 10 minutes walking around the truck…and what a great day if a fireman gave him and Owen a sticker.

We would tour the stations and the boys loved sitting in the fire engines. On a great visit, they could even spray water.

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As part of Henry’s Make-A-Wish, a fire engine came to our cul-de-sac and we were taken for a ride.

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 The boys sprayed water and climbed in the trucks. Henry’s smile was ENORMOUS!

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We were honored that a few firemen came to Henry’s funeral.

Such amazing people…maybe Henry was as much of a hero to them, as they were to him.

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So our call to action for the month of October is to “TRIKE” your local fire station.

You could bake them some goodies or buy them some snacks. How about a cuddly blanket or a fun pillowcase for their bunks? They could also use some small plush toys to give to children when they go out on a call.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure you attach a trike ticket (print them for free…look under our site menu).

Please, please, please take photos and post them to our Facebook page or on Instagram with the hashtag #triked.

KINDNESS…that’s how we roll! Have fun “triking” your local heroes!

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