A little more than two years after a freak accident led to the discovery and diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, a North Texas firefighter and paramedic has died. On January 16, 2013, Mansfield first responder Jarrod Brodnax lost his battle with ALS.
A 13-year-old girl from Keller is working to raise awareness and a cure for disease that her father was diagnosed with in April.
Starting today expect to see members of Dallas Fire Rescue, standing at busy street corners, collecting money for Muscular Dystrophy. The annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign is underway and for the next three days firefighters will be fanned out across the city to accept donations.
Two Texas men have been charged with conspiring to defraud people suffering from diseases by treating them with unapproved stem cell treatments.
Once a firefighter and paramedic in Mansfield, Jarrod Brodnax no longer has any feeling in his left arm and leg, after a work injury led to a sad diagnosis.