Bossier City firefighters help fulfill wish for girl with life threatening condition

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 10:38am

Members of Bossier City Firefighters Local 1051 will head north to Fouke, Arkansas this weekend to grant a special wish to a brave 11-year old girl. Rebecca Shelton suffers from a life threatening genetic condition and has always wanted a swimming pool. So thanks to the Kids Wish Network with the help of several Bossier City firefighters, Rebecca will get her wish and will be swimming in a new pool in a few days.

The Kids Wish Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life threatening medical conditions, recently contacted Bossier City firefighters Kevin Bragg and Ashton Poole whose business B&P Dirt Works installs swimming pools and asked to help fulfill Rebecca’s wish. Not only did Kevin and Ashton immediately jump at the chance to help by volunteering to install a donated above ground pool for Rebecca, fellow Bossier City firefighters Mike Adams and Christian Burrus who operate the construction firm Acadian Concepts LLC made an unsolicited offered to help Rebecca by volunteering to build a deck and a wheel chair access ramp to go with her new pool.

The firefighters will be joined by several other members of Bossier City Firefighters Local 1051 and members of the Genoa, Arkansas Fire Department to make Rebecca’s wish come true on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Rebecca’s home, 7098 Miller County Road 22, Fouke, Arkansas.

Directions to the Shelton House from the Shreveport/Bossier City area: Take Highway 71 north to Highway 549, take 549 to Texarkana, go right on Loop 245 to Genoa Road and go right for about 15 miles. Miller County Road 22 is about two miles past Genoa High School. Go right on Miller County Road 22 for about two miles to the Shelton House. (There will be balloons and signs in place showing the way to the house once you go past Genoa High School on Genoa Road).
For more information about the Kid Wish Network, contact Rhonda Erlo at (727) 937-3600.


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