Wesley Black, 33, is a member of the Hartford Vermont Fire Department. Before becoming a full-time firefighter, Wes served as a sergeant in the Vermont Army National Guard and saw combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Wes has been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer which he has been battling for the past couple years. He is married and has a 3 year old son. Wes recently testified in the Vermont Legislature about the effects of burn pits and is working hard to raise awareness for veterans. He still works when he can, opposite of his chemo weeks. His cancer is Incurable and they are trying to keep it from spreading more at this point.
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A brother Agent from the Department of Energy was critically injured in a traffic accident as the unit returned from training in Oklahoma. The DOE teams have competed in the Connecticut SWAT Challenge and their Agent is still hospitalized and fighting serious back and head trauma. Say a prayer for this warrior and friend.
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Officer Aimee Krzykowski – Berlin CT Police Department
Officer Aimee Krzykowski is a Berlin Connecticut K9 Police Officer who is valiantly battling breast cancer. She is a 14 year veteran of L/E and someone who is a role model for female officers everywhere. All of us have been touched by Cancer in some form or fashion and we cannot rest until we beat this terrible disease that affects so many of our brothers and sisters in blue. Aimee will not quit nor will she let cancer take her love for life and police work.
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About Our “Hero of the Month” Program
Our Heroes Fund is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, created and run by a board of directors comprised of three service-connected disabled veterans, that aims to promote activities that assist in the health, welfare and operational capabilities of first responders by providing educational and training activities that improve professional proficiencies while advancing and honoring the service and sacrifice of first responders. We can directly affect these heroes by raising funds through the heartfelt contributions of generous donors like you from across the globe. The HERO OF THE MONTH is an opportunity for all of you to either nominate a worth recipient, or donate to that hero. The Hero selected will embody every trait we have come to expect from the men and women who serve and protect this great nation. Through no fault of their own, they made a sacrifice, often the ultimate sacrifice, or are experiencing a life threatening medical situation, and it is our goal at Our Heroes Fund, to make sure we help as many of them as we can. We owe that to them.
Our Board will review all the nominees and select a Hero of the Month every month. The Hero of the Month will then receive 100% of all funds donated and raised for them, directly to them, through Our Heroes Fund. All a donor has to do is check the box that indicates they want to donate directly to the Hero of the Month. Donations made using a check will be 100% given to the Hero of the Month. Donations using PayPal will result in a 2.75% charge from them, with the remaining 97.5% going directly to the Hero of the Month. It is our mission to make sure that every dollar donated to a Hero, goes to that Hero. All donations are tax deductible. Help us help the heroes that have given this country their all. If we don’t, who will?