Taking the heat for a brother

Osoyoos firefighters — from right,  Dakota Hood, Wyatt Thompson, Cory Lemiski, Peter Maddalena, Jim Leibel and  Mitch Fritz — volunteered their time with other members of the Osoyoos Fire Ddepartment this afternoon to flip burgers and raise funds for fellow firefighter Blake Sewell. Blake was recently diagnosed with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a condition that resulted in his spleen being removed. Complications mean Blake now requires follow-up treatment. The by-donation barbecue raised $3,000 for Blake’s care. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by for lunch at Osoyoos Buy-Low Foods, which hosted the barbecue, another fundraising event will be held at the Owl Pub on February 20.

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