Visalia Firefighter Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

May 28, 2008 9:32:04 PM PDT
A South Valley firefighter suffering from a rare form of brain cancer is receiving a show of support from his fellow firefighters.Frank Reed has been a firefighter in Visalia for more than 10 years. After suffering a seizure two weeks ago, Frank was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Many of his fellow firefighters in Visalia shaved their heads in support. Frank says he misses working at the fire department and hopes to be back on the job soon.

He is hoping to be part of a clinical trial at UC San Francisco where he'll undergo chemotherapy and radiation. Frank Reed, Visalia Firefighter: "You know I'm getting stronger and more coordinated so I have a good feeling."

Joyce Reed, Frank's wife: "For me it's been very special also to have them come and be out here and for my son also to see the love people have for his dad for my husband."


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