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Bellevue firefighters help raise money to help one of their own whose battling cancer

Bellevue firefighters help raise money to help one of their own whose battling cancer

BELLEVUE,NE(FOX42KPTM)-A firefighter who has come to the rescue of families in Bellevue for 18 years now needs the community's help.

He's battling cancer and can't go to work

"He's always the first guy to offer assistance," said Michael Miers, VP of the Bellevue Professional Firefighters Association.

Steve Blum had been an inspiration to many for his determination.

"He was a volunteer and then transitioned into the paid side," Miers said.

Now, that inspiration is coming from his most recent battle: cancer.

Sunday’s pancake breakfast is helping raise money for his cancer treatments.

"The citizens really came out,” Miers said. “We've had over 400 people so far."

His son even made shirts.

"It was a hit, everybody loved the T-shirts today,” said Corey Blum, Steve’s son. “It was great."

"It makes me feel good because it shows support that the community is behind my dad."

Blum can't work anymore.

“He's very weak right now-he can't really do much,” Blum said.

This is especially difficult for this children.

"We do everything together,” Ryan said. “We would play board games together and do other things." He is Steve Blum's younger son.

Blum's sons are thankful for the community's support.

They're hoping his determination pays off again.

"He'll get better," Corey Blum said.

If you would like to give, you can drop off donations at any of the four Bellevue fire stations

Also, if you dine in at Smitty's Garage in Oakview, at least percent of the profit will go to Blum's family

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