Va. firefighters shave heads to support colleague’s son with cancer

The department has raised over $45,000 for firefighter Courtland Lambert’s son


By FireRescue1 Staff

RICHMOND, Va. — Firefighters shaved their heads to show support for a colleague’s son who is battling cancer. 

Richmond firefighter Courtland Lambert’s 3-year-old son, Caleb, was diagnosed with stage 3 neuroblastoma in February. Since his son’s diagnosis, Lambert’s department has stepped in to support him and his family. 

The department has raised over $45,000 and they intend to reach a $100,000 goal. 

“Me and my wife are extremely humbled,” Lambert told ABC News. “You don’t ever think that your child is going to have to go through something like that.”

Lambert, a 15-year veteran, said fellow firefighters have covered his shifts so he can help Caleb during treatment. “The fire [department] is a brotherhood and sisterhood … I’m glad that it’s been there for me when I needed it,” Lambert said. 

 

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