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A New Partnership Brings Joy to Child Victims


For the last 20 years, the North Carolina Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund (NC FFBCF) has been collecting donations on behalf of the children and families served by the NC Jaycee Burn Center. The proceeds earned are used to provide non-medical assistance to child burn victims as well as develop and implement burn prevention programs.

Last month, NC FFBCF and Lee County FFBCF President David Nance reached out to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office with a unique request.

“I asked if Sheriff Roberson would like to donate stress balls for the children to use during physical therapy,” Nance explained. “He immediately arranged a meeting with us.”

“The partnership was meant to be,” said Sheriff Mike Roberson. “David Nance saw us handing out our popular Sheriff’s Office ‘Stress Stars’ at a local Christmas parade and the pieces began falling into place. We are excited to be a part of this outreach.”

Nance’s team visited the NC Jaycee Burn Center the following week to provide a meal for patients, family, and staff. They also delivered donations and sang songs to patients.

“The most rewarding part of it all is seeing the smiling faces of children and their family members who are going through such a hard time,” added Nance. “It means a lot to us that we are able to make their day special.”

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