Earlier this week, we covered a story on ModelCityFirefighter.com about how Julie and Adam Keeton were celebrating their son’s 1 year Angel-versary in Heaven but sharing kindness with firefighters across the country. This is the same kindness that firefighters from near and far showed for her son, Weston, during his battle with pulmonary hypertension/heart and lung transplants.
Rather than to let the date of March 23rd be a day of sadness, the Keeton’s, along with hundreds of “Weston’s Warriors” capitalized on the opportunity to visit fire stations across the country to show the appreciation for the fire service. With the help of an online Facebook event page, volunteers from communities across the country came forward and notified the Keeton family of fire stations that they were “adopting” to deliver food, water, and in some cases…even full meals.
As a firefighter, most of us know that when we show the appreciation we have for members of the community, and children more importantly, that we are simply doing our job. It is on an almost daily basis that we are all faced with opportunities to impact the lives of those in our community. We do all of this, and don’t do it for a “Thank you” in return…but, it is humbling when someone takes the time to share those two words. The Keeton’s and Weston’s Warriors went above and beyond by taking the time to “Feed the Fire.”
Thank you to the Keeton’s and all of the individuals that took part in contributing to the “Feed the Fire” event. This was a huge success and appreciated by all! The gallery below is some of the many photos that were gathered from using the hashtag: #FeedtheFire: