To The Daily Sun,
Earlier this month, members of the Laconia Professional Firefighters Local 1153 hosted a Team Jameson Night at the Holy Grail of the Lakes restaurant in hopes of raising funds for our friend Kyle Jameson.
Kyle is a former live-in student of the Laconia Fire Department who now works for Hampton Fire and Rescue. Unfortunately, in April 2015, when Kyle received a routine fire department physical, his lab work was abnormal. Ultimately, Kyle was diagnosed with T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia. Kyle was 32 years old at the time and his wife was seven months pregnant with their first child. Currently, Kyle is a patient at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City where he just received a bone marrow transplant.
As one can imagine, the experience has been difficult for Kyle and his wife, both emotionally and financially. We held our fundraiser in hopes of alleviating some of Kyle's financial worries, so he can devote his energy to defeating his illness.
With that thought in mind, our Team Jameson Night raised more than $11,000 for Kyle and we could not be more appreciative for the outpouring of support that Kyle received from our entire community. The Laconia Professional Firefighters Local 1153 would like to thank everyone who attended our fundraiser.
We would also like to thank the following individuals and donors for their support of Kyle: A & B Locksmith, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, The NH Bassmaster - Jason Bean, Heidi Beaulac, Bergeron Protective Clothing, Body Works Cafe, Celebrities for Charities, Stacy Cusack Photography, Gunstock Mountain Resort, LaconiaFest, Matt Langley, The Manchester Monarchs Foundation, Gayle Miller, NASWA Resort, PFFNH Pipes and Drum Band, Steele Hill Resort, Sig Sauer Firearms, Tri-County Power Equipment, Tuckaway Tavern, Winnisquam Marine, Woodshed Roasting Company, and Yoga from the Heart.
We would especially like to thank the owner of Holy Grail of the Lakes, David Kennedy, for opening his restaurant to us, and for his generous donation. He and his entire staff were gracious hosts, and we are extremely grateful. We could not have done it without them.
We humbly thank you all for your support, thoughtfulness, and generosity.
Anyone who was unable to attend our fundraiser, but who still wishes to support Kyle may send donations in his name to: Professional Firefighters of Hampton, PO Box 118, Hampton, NH 03843.
Christopher P. Shipp, President
Laconia Professional Firefighters – Local 1153
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