Jay's Hope and Monroe Firefighters Give Teen Special Gift | Community Spirit
A Macon teen's hobby is now a little easier thanks to volunteer fire fighters from Monroe County, and Jay's Hope, the local foundation that helps children battling cancer and their families.
Lieutenant Paul Mcknight and Jay's Hope director Cindy Gaskins helped 15-year-old Trevor Williamson christen his brand new utility shed.
Williamson has neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer, and his family's old shed is unhealthy for him because bats slip inside cracks and spread germs.
The firefighters he befriended in Monroe County teamed up with Jay's Hope to put up the $2000 structure where Williamson can keep up his favorite pastime-- fixing and riding bikes.
"It's kinda cool that it's just all mine and that I can come out here any time I want and just work on stuff," said Williamson.
"That's just a getaway for him, and it's therapy, as he's been going through treatment for so many years, and this is a way that Jay's Hope can help with that and help improve his quality of life as he continues to fight," said Cindy Gaskins, Director of Jay's Hope Foundation.
As for Trevor, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was three year old, chemotherapy is still a part of his life, but he says right now, he feels stronger.