Reported By Cynthia Williams
NASHVILLE, Tenn.Nashville firefighters are helping a comrades 2-year-old daughter who has a rare form of cancer.
Video: Firefighters Plan Benefit For Comrade's Daughter
Firefighter Jason Garrison works at Station 38 in Madison.His life took an uncertain turn when his 2-year-old daughter, Emily, was recently diagnosed with a cancer of the nervous system known as neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer.
The illness has tested the family's resolve.
"I was wondering, Why did this happen to us? But I try to stay positive," said Garrison.
Station 38 Cpt. Larry Roberts helped to organize a benefit concert next week at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center that will feature country music star Vince Gill and others. The money will help Emily's family pay for mounting medical bills.
Other firefighters have even pitched in and worked Garrisons shifts so he could be present for many of his daughter's treatments.
Emily finished her chemotherapy Friday and will soon begin radiation therapy. She has also undergone a stem-cell transplant procedure.
The benefit, Firefighters For Emily, will be held March 30 at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting TPAC's Web site.
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