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NYC Fireman and 9/11 First Responder Brings Art Supplies and Toys to Children's National Medical Center in Memory of His Son
Date:5/31/2013

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

“When I was at Ground Zero fighting fires, my son was in the oncology ward of a Children’s Hospital fighting leukemia,” says former NYC fireman PJ Schrantz, who was a first-responder on September 11, 2001. Schrantz now heads up WishGivers.org to help the critically ill children of America’s military, police and firefighters.

"The main focus of WishGivers.org is helping America’s heroes when they need a hero. Right now we are on our way to Boston now to bring help to a fireman who has a 2-year-old son with leukemia. Along the way we are bringing art supplies and toys to Children's Hospitals in honor of my son Dustin."

Schrantz’s son, Dustin, was the inspiration for WishGivers.org. Dustin was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of two. He fought valiantly for four and a half years, then died in his father’s arms at the age of seven. “I was devastated,” says Schrantz. “As a fireman, I pulled people out of burning buildings for a living, but I was helpless to save my own son. I couldn’t help Dustin, but now I have the honor of helping America’s military, firefighters and police save their kids. WishGivers.org provides the financial assistance, medical treatment and hands-on support that America’s heroes lack in their time of greatest need.”

Schrantz and co-founder of WishGivers.org, Tamara Lowe, are bringing art supplies and toys to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC at noon on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

"We are able to do this because everyday heroes that we call WishGivers donate $3 a
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