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Community fundraises for local firefighter

by Rochelle Eiselt | December 30, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

South Callaway Fire Protection District raised $3,800 for a firefighter who has cancer.

South Callaway Fire Protection District set up a raffle this month to support Lt. Cameron Groner, 23, who served the Callaway County community for six years as a member of the South Callaway Fire Protection District.

Groner was in need of support from the community and fire department after being diagnosed with stage three Rhabdomyosacoma earlier this year.

Groner received treatment at Shriners Children's Hospital in St. Louis and at the University Medical Center in Columbia because the cancer was rare.

The treatment Groner is going through includes 39 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation. He has been in St. Louis getting daily radiation.

All proceeds from the raffle went to Groner and his wife to help with their expenses.

The raffle drawing took place on Dec. 17 at Mokane United Methodist Church. Only 300 tickets were sold and tickets were $20 each or three tickets for $50.

The winner of the raffle received a leather fire helmet with an option to choose any color they wanted for the helmet.

A live video was posted of the drawing on the day of the raffle on South Callaway Fire Protection District's Facebook page.

The South Callaway Fire Protection District said they would like to thank all who supported the helmet raffle for Groner.

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