Tulsa Firefighter Aids Kids Suffering From Cancer

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 5:59 pm
By: News On 6

A Tulsa firefighter's personal battle with cancer leads to the creation of Hydrants for Hope.

Mark Meyer teamed up with the Tulsa Firefighters Education Clowns to raise money to help children battling cancer.

He was treated at MD Anderson for sarcoma, and through his battle, he realized there were a lot of children fighting, too.

The goal of Hydrants for Hope is to help pay for prescriptions and other items families need, as well as to offer encouragement to kids who have spent most of their lives battling cancer.

"Firefighting job has always been rewarding for me, it's just a way I can still be a firefighter," Meyer said. "Even though the cancer has taken me off the job right now, but it's allowing me to still help somebody."

Hydrants for Hope donated $3,000 to the Saint Francis Children's Hospital on Wednesday.