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Honorary Firefighter Dawson Deschaine Loses Battle with Leukemia

It’s a story that stole the hearts of Nevada County residents last summer, when a 7 year old boy with Leukemia, Dawson Deschaine was made an honorary firefighter for the day. Nevada County Consolidated Fire Chief Jim Turner says it was one of the finest moments of his career when they were able to give Dawson that special day…

click to listen to Fire Chief Jim Turner

Dawson got to celebrate his day with the firefighters, doing the same things they do on a typical day. But his mother, Breanna Deschaine¬†¬†had also learned just the day before that Dawson’s Leukemia was back.

click to listen to Breanna Deschaine

Shawna Crestwell is Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Finance Administrative Assistant who arranged for Dawson to be an honorary firefighter. Dawson put up a good fight, but at 8 years old he lost his battle with Leukemia last Saturday.

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