Ben Hodges is a 10 year wildland firefighter veteran that was recently diagnosed with Stage III testicular cancer after he experienced pain in his abdomen while on the job.
Ben is currently undergoing chemotherapy, but he is uninsured. Take a look at the video below to learn more about Ben’s story, and consider donating to the GoFundMe created to help offset his medical bills.
Our wildland firefighters have literally saved thousands of homes this year alone. The least we can do is throw in a couple of bucks to help Ben out with his medical expenses.
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From Ben Hodges’ GoFundMe: “Ben Hodges, a 10 year wildland firefighter veteran, was experiencing very severe pain while on assignment on a desert fire in Nevada in July 2021 and was evacuated to the nearest hospital. After days of appointments, tests, and a biopsy, he learned that he has stage 3 testicular cancer in his lower abdomen and would require chemotherapy and surgery to overcome it. Unfortunately, even though he has been dedicated to this career for a decade, he does not qualify for health coverage benefits as a “seasonal” employee and will therefore have to pay for all of his treatment out of pocket. At the hourly rate he is contracted for, it would take a lifetime to pay back the medical debts. We are starting this fund to help him offset that cost and to help him return to the important work that he loves so much, next fire season.”