“I can’t imagine being that age and battling a life-threatening disease,” Bennett said. “If taking 10 minutes to put a T-shirt in an envelope puts a smile on his face, and gives some encouragement from people pulling for him, it was worth the investment.”
Liberty, Ross and West Chester townships are also sending T-shirts to Richardson.
Richardson told WGRZ that he has dreamed of being a firefighter, and seeing the outpouring of support from departments already “really gives you a sense of pride.”
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“It’s a battle and I’m going to have to go through it,” Richardson told WGRZ. “I’ve got a lot of support of the brotherhood from the fire department and my family is all pitching in to help. So it really helps. It really does.”
Follow Richard's journey battling Leukemia on the "Timmy's Battle" Facebook page.
Any fire department that wishes to donate an XL T-shirt to Richardson should send to:
Timothy Richardson, U-Crest Fire Department, 255 Clover Place, Cheektowaga, New York 14225