Fire Department Fundraiser To Aid Member Battling Liver Disease

For the past 15-1/2 years, Jason Edwards has been a volunteer on the Brogden Rural Fire Department.  Jason has given countless hours serving and protecting his community.  Now Jason is in need and his fellow firefighters are there to help.

Jason, 40, is a single father raising his 10 year-old son, Lance.  Recently, Jason was diagnosed with Antitrypsin Deficiency, a hereditary liver disease that will require a liver transplant.

Since the diagnosis, Jason has had numerous doctor’s appointments, medical tests and visits to the hospital.

To help with his growing medical bills, the Brogden Fire Department, family and friends will hold a BBQ Chicken Plate Benefit on Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00am until they are sold out at the fire station on Brogden Road about 8 miles east of Smithfield. Eat in or take out plates of a half BBQ chicken, green beans,  potatoes and a dinner roll will be available for a gift amount of $8. All donations will be accepted.

Every penny raised will go to help Jason with his treatment and transplant.