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Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Kidde Hero of the Week…
Paula Wilhelm, out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, nominated Jake LaFerriere, an injured firefighter who saw a need in the community and stepped up to make a difference. Paula writes:
Jake was a Minnesota firefighter who suffered third and fourth degree burns while battling a house fire. While Jake was in the hospital, he met children in the burn unit who were going through the same painful treatment for their injuries.
It was after that experience that he went on to establish “Firefighters for Healing.” Their mission is to support children and burn survivors in ways insurance companies and caretakers are unable to. They supply materials and equipment to alleviate stress for children during their healing process while also helping with medical bills.
He is truly a superhero!
Well, first of all, I salute all of our firefighters out there – the bravest men and women in the country! And, Jake, good for you for taking an awful situation like your accident and turning that around to help these children!
Jake LaFerriere – our Kidde Hero of the Week!
Nominate a Hero of the Week
Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!