Firefighter Barry Ingram loves showing off his life-saving equipment at the Owasso fire station.
Unfortunately he hasn't used any of it in almost five months because this man who's used to helping others now needs help himself. Barry is battling cancer. He says "Frustrating. Very lonely. Very depressing. Feel like I'm missing out on life."
A cancerous mole on his back led to a cancerous tumor in a lymph node which led Barry to MD Anderson in Houston, Texas for a high voltage jolt of chemotherapy. He shares "It was very miserable."
It also wasn't cheap. The costs for his flights to Houston were piling up. Then Amy Bell, founder of ' Go Bald or Go Home
' brought some help.
Amy explains the name of the cancer support charity "We just decided to insert bald instead of big."
Go Bald holds various sporting events to raise money for people battling cancer. For Barry they put together a charity basketball game. Barry says it was impressive "Tons of people there. They all clapped for me."
Amy says the efforts will continue "I want him to be cancer free. So whatever it takes to get him there."
That basketball game raised $3,500 to pay for Barry's trips to Houston.
Now he's cancer free. Thanks in part to a charity with a funny name; determined to Make a Difference.
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