October 2, 2015 First Friday (Firefighters)

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The month of September was spent raising awareness for Childhood Cancer. Thank you to everyone who made a donation in memory of Henry. Hopefully, someday soon, we will be celebrating a cure for cancer.

PhotoGrid cancer awareness month

We also honored our teachers. Here are just a few photos of the special treats delivered around the district.

PhotoGrid trike teachers


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.


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


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


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.



So our “call to action” or kindness theme for 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 pillow case 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, please make sure you attach a trike ticket. Here is the link to print them for free http://www.theredtricyclebrigade.com/print-your-trike-tickets

Please, please, please take photos and post them to our Facebook page or on Instagram with the hashtag #triked. This not only inspires others but encourages us as well. Thank you!


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