Hometown Hero: Fire Chief Tim Tittle

Lewisville Fire Chief Tim Tittle loves being a firefighter and helping people.

He's always been active on the job and at home, but in 2013, there was a problem. He was tired, got winded easily and bruised easily.

He went to his doctor, and the next day, he got a diagnosis that changed his life -- acute leukemia. 

He spent five-and-half weeks in the hospital getting blood transfusions, treatments and chemotherapy to fight the blood cancer.

He's now in remission and thrilled to be back at work leading the 150-person Lewisville Fire Department. 

The chief is deeply grateful for support from medical staff, family, his Lewisville Fire Department family and from North Texans. 

In true firefighter fashion, he's helping others.

Chief Tittle is the First Responder Honorary Hero of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big D Climb.

This year's fundraiser will be on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Comerica Bank Tower.

Participants will climb the 58 stories with its 1,276 steps. Chief Tittle hopes to climb part of the way and, he will cheer on those who do. 

Chief Tittle, I'm sending you wishes for continued health!

So, first responders, you've been challenged by Chief Tim Tittle to raise money and climb to fight blood cancer. Of course, there's a competition for the public. To register, call 972-996-5900 or log on to www.bigdclimb.org.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is also be raising money to fight blood cancers with its annual St. Valentine's Day Luncheon and Fashion Show on Feb. 17.

To attend this amazing event, you can log on to www.stvalentinesdayluncheon.org to get ticket information.

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