Kicking Cancer with 9-year-old old Brooklyn!- Daughter of Captain Chris Channell
Firefighter Jaime Mathewson of the Rock Hill Fire Department in Rock Hill, South Carolina has enlisted the help of Piedmont ESS and
Majestic Fire apparel to build and supply a custom, one of a kind
teal, Nomex hood to be sold specifically for the benefit of Brooklyn
Channell, the 9 year old daughter of Captain Chris Channell of the Rock Hill Fire Department.
Brooklyn Channell was born with Cleft lip and Palate and has endured several
surgeries for both including one conducted recently. The blood work from
her last surgery indicated an abnormality and a tumor was discovered on
On Friday June 3rd a CT-Scan was conducted and surgery to remove the tumor and perform a biopsy was
scheduled for Monday June 6. The surgery confirmed the worst, that the
tumor was in fact cancerous. The ovary was removed and a biopsy of the
remaining ovary was taken. A pathology report also indicated cancer in
her remaining ovary.
The signifying color of ovarian cancer is teal. Fire suppression personnel wearing the teal fire hoods on shift would
show support for Brooklyn. The money raised by selling the hoods would
go directly to a fund to help the family pay the extensive medical bills
which will accrue over time.
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A special THANKS goes out to Majestic Fire Apparel for not hesistating to say YES!