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Texas firefighter dies of brain cancer

Mike Bell served as a firefighter and paramedic for 19 years

CBS 11

DENTON, Texas — Mike Bell, a 19-year veteran of the Denton Fire Department, died Sunday evening after battling a rare form of brain cancer.

Bell, who suffered from gliosarcoma brain cancer, served as a Denton firefighter and paramedic for 19 years and would have celebrated his 20th anniversary with the department at the end of January. In November, Denton firefighters rallied to shave their heads in support of their comrade to raise money for his medical expenses.

“You don’t get a better brotherhood than the fire department. These guys are great,” Bell told CBS 11 News just before he took a razor to his friends last month.

Full story: Denton County Firefighter Dies From Brain Cancer




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Mark A Cummins Mark A Cummins Wednesday, December 26, 2012 2:28:45 PM We have lost another Brother to cancer, our prayers go with you and we thank you for your service.
Charles Watson Charles Watson Wednesday, December 26, 2012 2:41:24 PM Our prayers: ALMIGHTY God, we will remember this day before thee thy faithful servant Mike Bell, and we pray thee that, having opened to him the gates of larger life thou wilt receive him more and more into thy joyful service; that he may win, with thee and thy servants everywhere, the eternal victory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Arny Artellan Arny Artellan Wednesday, December 26, 2012 6:02:37 PM It's a shame always the good have to go when God calls to them. I think Mike Bell has been given a pass through the gates for as God has needed him.
Shirley Robbins Hill Shirley Robbins Hill Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:47:20 PM Sorry for your loss, may god be with you and your family and love ones, Shirley from Rockwood tennessee
Stewart P. Deveau Stewart P. Deveau Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:53:45 PM My family & I, along with the members of the Yarmouth (NS, Canada) Fire Department express our sincere condolences to the family, friends and members of the Denton, Texas Fire Department on the passing of Firefighter Mike bell. Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone in your sorrow. May God be with you all and may our Brother Rest in Peace.
Donald Teets Donald Teets Wednesday, December 26, 2012 8:20:37 PM My Prayer Requests For The Family.
Rob Gordon Rob Gordon Wednesday, December 26, 2012 8:36:11 PM I am terribly sorry to hear of the loss and my best wishes go out to the Firefighter Bell's family and friends. I lost my dad to fire service related brain cancer Feb. 3, 2006. A year before a local firefighter also lost a battle to brain cancer, before his passing he created a video for firefighter awareness I make my guys watch annually, and I feel all should watch. http://ergometrics.org/marknoble/play.cfm
Brian Bernardo Brian Bernardo Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:20:42 AM Rest in peace brother.

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