Below are individuals who have been helped by No Brother Fights Alone Foundation
Brandon was called out by the Sheriff's Office for a reported domestic disturbance as he typically assists the deputy. While talking to the female half that was sitting in a car outside, the male half snuck up from behind where he was hiding in the bushes and stabbed Brandon at total of 7 times, including once in the left eye. He's had multiple surgeries in an effort to save the eye but it was not successful. Brandon is the chief for Westbrook VFD, a first responder for the EMS and Sheriff's Office. He wears many hats and is a true example of a hero.
Father, firefighter, friend... there is no question that Esteban Maldonado has dedicated his life to serving others. He has had the honor of working his dream career for over half a decade as a Dallas Firefighter-Paramedic. He is a proud father of three beautiful children and has worked two jobs to be the provider and leader they need.
But things changed drastically on the night of July 29 as an SUV violently hit Esteban while riding his motorcycle. Some difficult days followed the accident as doctors attempted to reattach arteries in a severely mangled leg. Their efforts proved unsuccessful and the result was an amputation of Esteban's foot, an outcome that few of us can even imagine.
Warrior, fighter, survivor... As a firefighter, Esteban has faced adversity, challenges, and situations that have tested his limits. The weeks that have followed the loss of a limb have further tested our friend and coworker.
This story was copied from Esteban's youcaring page organized by Dallas Hispanic Firefighters Association.
Andy Allison is a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Lewisville, TX Fire Department. Two years ago Andy was electrocuted while on duty fighting a house fire. After multiple surgeries and working hard to return to work, Andy has learned he will not be able to come back as a firefighter. The fire service is losing a dedicated public servant and Lewisville will be short an excellent firefighter and paramedic. Andy has a wife and young son that will now be dealing with a loss of salary and other expenses due to his injuries. The goal of this campaign is to help Andy and his family not have to worry about money as they go through this difficult transition period. Andy gave selflessly serving the public in their time of need. Donating to Andy and his family is a chance to return the favor.
Dylan is a 22-year-old firefighter/paramedic who started a new job on the ambulance team at Texas EMS in Granbury. On the morning of June 12, after a busy 24-hour shift, Dylan was driving home through Benbrook and grievously, fell asleep at the wheel. His car drifted into oncoming traffic where he collided head-on with a box truck. By the grace of God, the occupants of the truck weren't seriously injured, and Dylan miraculously survived.Dylan's injuries resulted in the amputation of his left leg above the knee, a splenectomy and the removal of a portion of his intestine.
Mickey was born in Hico to Butch and Carolyn Rowe Belew. He married Anna Mae Boudreau on Sept. 23, 2006 in Weatherford. Mickey graduated from Dublin High School class of 1985. He attended church at Double N Cowboy Church and was a member of the Texas State Firefighter Assn., International Assn. of Firefighters, and Ultimate Calf Roping Assn. and was an instructor at the Texas A&M Municipal Fire School. He was a lifelong resident of Erath County. Mickey served Erath County as an active firefighter, working as firefighter and paramedic for Stephenville Fire Department, firefighter for Erath County Fire Rescue; and volunteer firefighter for Dublin Volunteer Fire Department. Michael Edwin "Mickey" Belew, 47, of Dublin died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.
Rick Nash a 37 year veteran of the Bedford Fire Department retired since 2011 is in a battle for his life. Rick has been diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. Medical bills are beginning to mount. Rick obviously is unable to work resulting in a significant financial hardship for him and his family.
Rick Nash passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. Rick was born October 25, 1952. He began his employment with the Bedford Fire Department on May 26, 1975.
Steve Sanders is a 15 year veteran in the fire service. He is married with two children. He was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief of River Oaks Fire Department in July of 2013. In October 2013 he was diagnosed with stage 3 malignant melanoma cancer. After surgery to remove the cancer, one week later he found out that one of the lymph nodes came back positive. In December 2013 he had a second surgery to remove the lymph node. Sanders has been having ongoing battles with the insurance company and it has caused delayed treatment for up to 5 weeks. Sanders is going through daily IV treatments and shots. Treatment costs are estimated to be over $22,000. NBFA has started a t-shirt campaign for Steve Sanders. We have already sold over 100 shirts to the River Oaks Fire Department and they will be wearing theirs on-duty. Show your support for Steve and help him and his family as he battles for his life. NBFA will also be hosting an event on June 1st at Coopers BBQ in downtown Ft. Worth stockyards benefiting Sanders. More details will come later. Check out the “Gear” tab to see our products for sale.
On October 29th, 2013, Matt Wander came to the ER at Harris Methodist Fort Worth. After completing two CT scans, the doctors found a large tumor in his abdomen. Matt is a firefighter for the Silver Creek FD and is currently fighting for his life. NBFA in partnership with Brother Keepers MC is raising money for him in his time of need. Congradulations to Terry Finley! He won the Cairns New Yorker Leather Fire Helmet!