Some Dupo firefighters shaved their heads in honor of a fellow first responder who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer.
Paul Morris, who has been with the Dupo Fire Department for 17 years, was diagnosed a month and a half ago with stage four colon cancer. He’s already had his first round of chemotherapy, and said so far things seem to be going well.
His cancer had progressed quickly, Morris said, so they got him started on chemotherapy right away. He starts his second round Oct. 18.
“They’re wanting to shave their heads, even though my hair hasn’t started falling out yet,” Morris said.
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Because he’s been with the department for so long, Morris said his fellow firefighters are like family to him. He travels a lot for his full-time job as a boiler-maker, but he likes to help out at the department when he can. His oldest daughter is also a Dupo firefighter.