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Cedar Rapids Fire Department sends gifts to firefighter with cancer

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A firefighter in New York is battling cancer at 16-years-old.

Timothy Richardson is asking fellow firefighters from around the country to send him their duty shirts. Timothy wants to be able to wear a different fire company's shirt every day he is in the hospital.

Cedar Rapids Firefighters say they are answering his call. They heard Timothy's story and have decided to send him shirts, a hat and a patch.

In a Facebook post they wrote, "we encourage all of the departments out there to visit his page and to let him know that we have his back."

According to a Facebook page which follows Timothy's journey he has been diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma and has started chemotherapy. 

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